Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How The Preseason Magazines View the ACC

FSU and Virginia Tech are consensus favorites in the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions with the magazines released thus far as they are with bettors.

Atlantic Division
After the Seminoles, the Atlantic is very bunched from spots 2-5. Some disagreement exists as to where Clemson will finish as two magazines have them 2nd and two others 4th.  Athlon clearly thinks Mike Glennon will have no drop off from Russell Wilson picking NC State 2nd.  Wake is a consensus 6th right now and their overall standing will likely not change.

Coastal Division
Over in the Coastal, more separation exists with Miami being a fairly clear second choice behind VT followed by North Carolina.  It gets a little more interesting in the 4th spot where Georgia Tech is picked except by The Sporting News which has the Jackets finishing 5th behind UVA.  Like Wake, Duke brings up the rear by consensus. 

Rank Team Total
TSN Lindy Athlon Phil
1Florida State4 1111
2Clemson12 4242
3Maryland13 2335
4N.C. State15 5523
5Boston College16 3454
6Wake Forest24 6666
1Virginia Tech4 1111
2Miami-Florida 222
3North Carolina11½ 333
4Georgia Tech17 5444
5Virginia19 4555
6Duke24 6666

Go check out Team Speed Kills for a writeup on the SEC preseason magazine predictions.

If you want to see how the mags are predicting the other conferences as well as historical picks, check out Stassen.com

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