BC picked last in its division in ACC preseason poll

Frederick Owens
July 17, 2017

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

With the well-documented 78% of the offensive production now in the NFL, Clemson's question marks on offense have relegated the Tigers to second in the Atlantic according to voting in the ACC preseason media poll.

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

Coming off a 10-3 season, FSU received 117 votes out of 167 to win its fourth Atlantic Division and conference titles in six years. Virginia was the only team that did not garner a vote to win the ACC Coastal. Behind Miami in the Coastal were Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia.

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Jackson, the 2016 ACC player of the year, was the overwhelming selection to be the league's player of the year in 2017. "I think it makes for a great opportunity for the Canes to get to their first ACC championship game".

The next highest finisher for conference player of the year was FSU quarterback Deondre Francois, who earned 23 votes.

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.

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