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FSU, Winston picked to lead the ACC, Duke gets support in Coastal Division

Posted July 21

— Defending national champion Florida State is expected to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference champions and Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston was chosen as the favorite to win ACC Player of the Year, according to a poll of 112 media members at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro.

Defending Coastal Division champion Duke received 33 first-place votes to repeat in the division and finished with 597 points, but was edged in total points by Miami (26 first-place votes, 614 points). Virginia Tech, with 571 points and 23 first-place votes, was picked third in the Coastal while North Carolina was just behind in fourth place with 570 points and 27 first-place votes.

Virginia is the only team in the Coastal not to get a single vote to win the division.

Florida State was a runaway selection to win the Atlantic with 109 of 112 votes. Clemson got the other three and is selected to finish second while newcomer Louisville is projected to finish third.

NC State, who went winless in ACC play a year ago, was picked fifth in the Atlantic ahead of Boston College and Wake Forest.

Heisman Trophy winner and Walter Camp National Player of the Year, Winston is one of 15 returning starters for Florida State, which seeks its third straight ACC title. The Seminoles own 14 ACC football championships in 23 seasons as a conference member, tying Clemson for most league titles all-time.

This marks the third time in four years that the Seminoles have led the ACC media preseason voting. Florida State was also voted first in 2011 and 2012, and in each of its first 14 seasons after joining the ACC (1992 through 2005).

Winston garnered 99 of 108 votes for the PoY. Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley earned six while Duke's Jamison Crowder, Miami's Duke Johnson and Virginia Tech's Brenden Motley all received one vote.


ACC Championship Votes
1. Florida State - 104
2. Clemson - 2
3. Virginia Tech - 2
(4 voters made no selection)

Atlantic Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Florida State (109) - 670
2. Clemson (3) - 660
3. Louisville - 564
4. Syracuse - 368
5. NC State - 326
6. Boston College - 301
7. Wake Forest - 136

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Miami (26) - 614
2. Duke (33) - 597
3. Virginia Tech (23) - 571
4. North Carolina (27) - 570
5. Georgia Tech (1) - 322
6. Pitt (2) -319
7. Virginia -142

ACC Player of the Year

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State - 99
2. Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson - 6
3. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami - 1
4. Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke - 1
5. Brenden Motley, QB, Virginia Tech -1

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  • vt94hokies Jul 22, 8:32 p.m.

    The ONLY good teams are in the Atlantic. No knock on Duke, but when they're the Coastal winner,... View More

    — Posted by cjw6105

    Sounds reasonable.

  • vt94hokies Jul 22, 6:40 p.m.

    The ONLY good teams are in the Atlantic. No knock on Duke, but when they're the Coastal winner,... View More

    — Posted by cjw6105

    I like the idea.

    But unfortunately, I think the ACC is a basketball league which wants to be a... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    No argument right now. VT has won 5 since 04. I'm like hundreds of thousands that think VT has slipped; big time. No offense, and the recruitment has hit a all-time low in the past 4 years. Watch out, if we can develop an average offense. UNC could be a huge surprise this year.

  • vt94hokies Jul 22, 6:13 p.m.

    Good fodder for us fans. I hope it will be a motivational factor for my school. Kicking our FG kicker off of the team was a must thing to do last season. Our walk-on missed a 25 yard FG to win it. Duke moved on. I respect Coach Cut more than any coach in the ACC, including Beamer. What he has done with recruitment is to be admired. What he has done to enlighten and inspire his players, and coaches to believe is about as good as any coach in Division I. He has elevated this program without cheating.

  • dave437 Jul 22, 3:39 p.m.

    Brendan Motley?

  • zonk Jul 22, 2:27 p.m.

    Just for fun scientist.

  • 903 Born To Be Hateddddddddddddd Jul 22, 1:23 p.m.

    Hmmm... what is the purpose of all this annual "preseason" stuff... prognosticating about who... View More

    — Posted by Objective Scientist

    LOL.....+1 OS, preseason means nothing. It gets decided on the field/court. Gives the media... View More

    — Posted by Doc Holliday

    They aren't completely meaningless. I mean last year's preseason rankings of duke provided alot of valuable bulletin board material...

  • jmcdow2792 Jul 22, 12:39 p.m.

    Does this mean we have to hear how great Jamis Winston is for the next 6 months?

    — Posted by thomasew52

    If you listen to Jamis, you will likely hear that.

  • cetingen2 Jul 22, 11:39 a.m.

    A quick check of last years preseason poll should be sufficient reason enough to never ever publish any preseason polls or picks. What a waste

  • thomasew52 Jul 22, 11:14 a.m.

    Does this mean we have to hear how great Jamis Winston is for the next 6 months?

  • Doc Holliday Jul 22, 6:46 a.m.

    Hmmm... what is the purpose of all this annual "preseason" stuff... prognosticating about who... View More

    — Posted by Objective Scientist

    LOL.....+1 OS, preseason means nothing. It gets decided on the field/court. Gives the media something to do. The system currently in place for deciding the D-1 football champ is a joke on a good day. Until they go to a legitimate playoff format like everybody else & open it up for several teams, it'll still be a mythical championship.

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