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NC State Picked To Finish Third In Atlantic; Clemson Picked To Win ACC

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The ACC preseason poll is out and looks pretty much as anticipated, with Clemson and Florida State 1-2 in the Atlantic by a wide margin and Miami on top of the Coastal. NC State was picked third in the Atlantic, but even looking at it now I have a hard time figuring out how the hell to order three through seven. It'll probably come down to the luck of the draw with crossover opponents to some extent: NCSU (vs. UNC, at Duke), BC (at UNC, vs. VT), Wake (at Miami, vs. Duke), Syracuse (at GT, vs. Pitt).

Four teams in the Coastal received first-place votes, and Tajh Boyd is not surprisingly the favorite to win ACC Player of the Year honors.

ACC Championship Votes
1. Clemson 95
2. Florida State 15
T3. Georgia Tech 3
T3. Miami 3
T3. North Carolina 3
6. Virginia Tech 1
Atlantic Division
1. Clemson (102) 815
2. Florida State (18) 731
3. NC State 490
4. Wake Forest 392
5. Maryland 373
6. Syracuse 320
7. Boston College 211
Coastal Division
1. Miami (65) 736
2. Virginia Tech (27) 654
3. North Carolina (22) 649
4. Georgia Tech (6) 522
5. Pitt 313
6. Virginia 230
7. Duke 228
ACC Player of the Year
1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson 105
2. Duke Johnson, Miami 4
T3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech 3
T3. Sammy Watkins, Clemson 3
5. Bryn Renner, North Carolina 2
T6. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech 1
T6. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 1
T6. Stephen Morris, Miami 1
ACC Championship Game Predictions
Clemson over Miami 55
Clemson over Virginia Tech 19
Clemson over North Carolina 18
Florida State over Miami 7
Florida State over Virginia Tech 7
Clemson over Georgia Tech 3
Georgia Tech over Clemson 3
Miami over Clemson 2
North Carolina over Florida State 2
Virginia Tech over Clemson 1
North Carolina over Clemson 1
Miami over Florida State 1
Miami over Florida State 1
Florida State over North Carolina 1