Monday, July 23, 2007

ACC Media Releases Picks

ACC Media Days are under way in Pinehurst, NC where those famous golf courses are.

No major shocks as FSU is picked to win the Atlantic and Virginia Tech the Coastal setting up a rematch of the first ACC Championship Game.

It is always interesting to see how teams with new coaches fare in the media's preseason rankings. In the Atlantic, Boston College came in 2nd place and grabbed 27 1st place votes (surprising to me)... Matt Ryan is head and shoulders above any QB right now in the ACC (apologies to Riley Skinner). Defending Conference Champ Wake Forest is tabbed for 4th in the Atlantic, but did get 13 first place votes. NC State was picked last in the Atlantic - I guess that talent train will finally hit.

Over in the Coastal division, Miami is a close 3rd behind Georgia Tech under new coach Randy Shannon who has vowed to clean up "The U". Many agree that Butch Davis has his work cut out for him at UNC (5th) despite a solid recruiting effort this past year. Virginia Tech dominated the voting grabbing 77 of the 83 first place votes and was also picked to win the ACC Championship.

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