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ACC Coastal Division going away after this season

(File photo: Both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers, who squared off in the ACC Championship on Saturday, were awarded No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.)
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Both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers, who squared off in the ACC Championship on Saturday, were awarded No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.

The ACC Coastal Division is going away after this season.

That's a welcome development for reporters who cover the Atlantic Coast Conference, who have almost always been wrong when it comes to picking a winner in the division.

North Carolina is this year's Coastal champion. That was a surprise to 89% of voters during the league's preseason media gathering.

In the last 10 seasons of ACC divisional play, voters predicted the Coastal winner right exactly twice.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.