'Hoos picked last in ACC Coastal Division

James Marshall
July 17, 2017

Florida State was the overwhelming pick to win the ACC championship this season, receiving 117 votes.

UVA was the lone team in the division that didn't receive a first-place vote in the 2017 preseason media poll, released Monday morning.

BC was picked last in the Atlantic Division, trailing Florida State, Clemson, Louisville, NC State, Wake Forest, and Syracuse.

On the Coastal side, Miami was projected to win its first division crown. Two other Atlantic Division teams followed in the predictions: Clemson with 35 votes and Louisville with 7.

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.

Defending Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson was the preseason pick as conference player of the year, receiving 113 votes for the award, well ahead of Florida State sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois, who received 23 votes.

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.

At the ACC Kickoff last week in Charlotte, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney mentioned several times that the lack of questions concerning his current players will help motivate them this season to show they deserve some attention.

Preseason accolades are being handed out across the nation and football's Lamar Jackson is tabbed as the ACC's preseason Player of the Year by the media.

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