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UNC Picked to Finish 5th in Coastal Division

The votes are in for the ACC Preseason Poll and UNC has been picked to finish fifth out of seven teams in the traditionally wide open Coastal Division. The Tar Heels received four first place votes, one of six Coastal teams to get at least one nod to win the division. UNC also received three votes to win the overall ACC Championship well behind leader Clemson.

In Player of the Year voting, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson beat out PItt RB James Conner. Marquise Williams received 6 votes to tie for 6th.

Here are the full results.

ACC Championship Votes

1.       Clemson - 84

2.       Florida State - 41

3.       Georgia Tech - 20

4.       Virginia Tech - 7

5.       North Carolina - 3

6.       Miami - 2

7.       NC State - 1


Atlantic Division 

(First place votes in parenthesis)                      

1.       Clemson (101) – 1,032

2.       Florida State (56) - 992

3.       Louisville (1) - 746

4.       NC State - 673

5.       Boston College - 473

6.       Syracuse  - 291

7.       Wake Forest - 217


Coastal Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)                      

1.       Georgia Tech (96) - 991

2.       Virginia Tech (44) - 841

3.       Miami (7) - 632

4.       Duke (4) - 615

5.       North Carolina (4) - 590

6.       Pitt (3) -535

7.       Virginia -220


ACC Player of the Year

1.  Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson - 69

2.  James Conner, RB, Pitt - 46

3.  Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech - 13

t-4. Jalen Ramsey, CB Florida State - 7

t-4. Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami -7

t-6. Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina - 6

t-6.  Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech - 6

8.  Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt – 3

9.  Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State - 1