Florida State picked to win conference title in ACC football preseason poll

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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida State Seminoles have been named the preseason favorite to win the ACC title according to 167 media members following last week's football Media Days.

FSU garnered 121 first place votes as they were picked to win the Atlantic Division over reigning conference and national champions Clemson.

The 'Noles also got 117 votes to win the conference title, with Clemson coming in second place with 35 votes.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois earned 23 votes in the ACC Preseason Player of the Year poll, behind only Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who received 113 votes.

The full breakdown of votes can be seen below.

ACC Championship Votes
1. Florida State - 117
2. Clemson - 35
3. Louisville - 7
4-t. Virginia Tech – 3
4-t. Miami – 3
6. Duke – 1

Atlantic Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Florida State (121) – 1,108
2. Clemson (37) – 1,007
3. Louisville (9) - 843
4. NC State - 658
5. Wake Forest – 415
6. Syracuse - 362
7. Boston College - 283

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Miami (103) – 1,065
2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932
3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708
4. Pitt (7) – 673
5. North Carolina (4) - 606
6. Duke (4) -473
7. Virginia -219

ACC Player of the Year
1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville - 113
2. Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State - 23
3. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson - 11
4. Harold Landry, DE, Miami - 8
5. Jaylen Samuels, AP, NC State - 7
6. Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse - 2
7-t. Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami - 1
7-t. Ahmmon Richards, WR, Miami - 1
7-t. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke -1



 
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