« Top 60 Countdown: No. 32, OL Joel Figueroa | Main | Top 60 Countdown: No. 31, S Jojo Nicolas »

ACC media picks UM fourth in Coastal

I wasn't there to cast a vote, but the 87 reporters in Greensboro for the ACC Kickoff have spoken. And they expect the Hurricanes to finish right where they did last year -- fourth in the Coastal Division.

Greg Boone Virginia Tech, winner of three ACC championships in its first five seasons of membership, was the overwhelming pick to claim a fourth in voting conducted by media Sunday. 

The Hokies, who have won two of the first four ACC championship games, has been picked to defeat Atlantic Division favorite Florida State. The Hokies received 78 first-place votes and 512 points in divisional balloting. Georgia Tech claimed the other nine first-place votes and 415 points for second. North Carolina (350) and Miami (282) followed the top two and placed ahead of Virginia (148) and Duke (120).

Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer, who carved up the Canes last season, was chosen as the Preseason Player of the Year with 39 votes. Clemson's C.J. Spiller (28 votes) was second, followed by N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson (16 votes).

We'll find out soon which Canes end up on the preseason all-ACC team. But my money is on three Canes getting either first or second team honors -- kicker Matt Bosher, left tackle Jason Fox and linebacker Sean Spence.

Anybody miffed the Canes aren't getting any love?

Comments