CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers have been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division, according to a poll of 173 media members credentialed for last week’s 2019 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. It is the first time since the ACC went to two divisions in 2005 that the Cavaliers have been the media’s preseason pick to win the division.
Virginia received 82 first-place votes and amassed 1,003 total points. The Cavaliers placed just 11 points ahead of Miami (55 first-place votes, 992 points), while Virginia Tech finished third in the voting with 20 first-place votes and 827 points.
Since the ACC went to divisions in 2005, the previous highest media predicted finish for the Cavaliers in the Coastal Division was third in 2005. Prior to divisions, UVA was the media’s choice to win the league title in 1990. The Cavaliers went on to tie for second that season.
All seven Coastal Division teams received at least one first-place vote to win the Coastal. Pitt (eight first-place votes, 691) was fourth in the overall voting, following by Duke (six first-place votes, 566). North Carolina (463) and Georgia Tech (302) each received one first-place vote.
The defending national champions Clemson Tigers received 171 of 173 possible first-place votes to win the Atlantic Division. Clemson also received 170 votes as the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC title, while Syracuse (two) and Virginia (one) received the other remaining votes.
UVA opens the season on Aug. 31 at Pitt. The game will air on the new ACC Network and kick is set for 7:30 p.m.
Season Ticket Options
Fans have five different price options from which to choose when purchasing 2019 season tickets. Scott Stadium seating sections are designated Priority, Prime, Hooville, Choice and Value.
Season tickets in Priority seating are $375. Prime seating is priced at $340. The Hooville season ticket (lower level closed end zone) can be purchased for $270. Season tickets in Choice seating areas are $220 and the Value area is available for $129 per season ticket. UVA faculty, staff and young alumni receive a discounted price point for each of these seating options.
Season Ticket Holder Benefits
Season ticket holders receive preferred pricing compared to single-game prices with prices starting at less than $20 per game.
Football season ticket holders will also have the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to designated baseball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse games throughout the season. In addition, all football season ticket holders will receive invitations to special events throughout the year, including a Family Photo Day at Scott Stadium this fall.
New season ticket holders will also receive a complimentary V-Sabre clear bag (one per account).
Hooville season ticket holders will have the option to receive a complimentary Nike Hooville cap or a long-sleeve Hooville t-shirt.
3-Game Mini-Packages are also now on sale. Fans can create their own custom package by choosing any three of Virginia’s first six home games. Mini-packages start as low as $60.
Single-game tickets are on sale currently for the William & Mary, Florida State, Old Dominion and Duke home games.