UNC Football Picked to Finish Fifth in ACC Coastal Division

Postado Julho 17, 2017

The Seminoles were picked as overall ACC champions on 118 ballots while reigning national champion Clemson received 35 votes.

According to a poll of the league's 167 media members in attendance at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Florida State is the preseason favorite to claim the ACC championship.

In the Atlantic Division preseason voting, Florida State led the way with 121 first-place votes and 1,108 total points.

NC State (658 total points) was tabbed for a fourth-place Atlantic Division finish, followed by Wake Forest (415), Syracuse (362) and Boston College (283).

On the Coastal side, Miami was projected to win its first division crown.

Pitt (seven first-place votes) totaled 673 points, followed by North Carolina (four first-place votes) at 606, Duke (four first-place votes) at 473 and Virginia at 219.

FSU was followed in the division by 2-time reigning ACC champion Clemson and Louisville.

Reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson was tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year and Louisville was picked to finish third in the conference's Atlantic Division, the league announced Monday.

When it came to individuals, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois received the second most votes to win ACC Player of the Year with 23.

Defensive tackle Nazair Jones chose to forego his final year of eligibility, and was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.