The Hurricanes will have a legitimate chance to win the Coastal with two losses in the ACC. I don't see North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke or Georgia Tech finishing better than they did this season.
Virginia Tech (4-4 ACC) also doesn't scare me at all. Quarterback Logan Thomas said he would return for his senior season, but the offense is in such shambles that I do not see the Hokies winning more than four ACC games for the second-straight year.
Duke (4-4 ACC) will be losing the most and could very well sink to the bottom of the division. The Blue Devils graduate their starting quarterback (Sean Renfree) and their best wide receiver (Conner Vernon). I just can't see a new quarterback doing as well as Renfree did over the four years he was at Duke.
Georgia Tech (5-3 ACC) will be in a similar situation that Duke is in. The Yellow Jackets will be without quarterback Tevin Washington and primary running back Orwin Smith. Both players combined for 2,755 total yards of offense and 31 touchdowns. Ouch.
North Carolina (5-3 ACC) will most likely lose one of the best running backs in the country in Giovani Bernard. Bernard is the heart and soul of the Tar Heels, and if he leaves, I see UNC losing at least three conference games.
If Bernard doesn't leave for the NFL, the Tar Heels could certainly fight the Hurricanes for the Coastal Division Championship.
Another team that may contend with the Hurricanes will be the Virginia Cavaliers. Yes, the Cavaliers.
They already play Miami very well and have beaten the Hurricanes three straight times. They return almost everyone on offense and should be able to finish conference play with a 5-3 record.