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Pitt football picked to finish 4th in ACC Coastal Division

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi looks on during the spring game Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Heinz Field.

Pitt will open the season with plenty of proving to do after the Panthers were picked to finish fourth in the ACC Coastal Division in voting by 167 media members. League officials released the results Monday.

Pitt, coming off consecutive 8-5 seasons under coach Pat Narduzzi, received seven votes to win the Coastal, behind predicted winner Miami, runner-up Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.

Pitt was followed in the voting by North Carolina, Duke and Virginia.

Florida State was the choice to win the overall league championship, with 118 votes, well ahead of defending national champion Clemson (35), Louisville (7), Virginia Tech and Miami (3) and Duke (1).

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, was the choice for ACC player of the year.

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