FSU Picked to Win the ACC in 2017

Florida St. is picked first in the Atlantic Clemson second

Florida St. is picked first in the Atlantic Clemson second

The conference announced the media's preseason predictions for order of finish and the player of the year voting and Florida State and Miami were chosen as the favorites to win their respective divisions. Defending national champion Clemson followed with 37 first-place votes and 1,007 points while Louisville received nine first-place votes and checked in with 843 total points. The Seminoles, Tigers and Cardinals were also the top three vote-getters to win the conference outright.

Coming off a 10-3 season, FSU received 117 votes out of 167 to win its fourth Atlantic Division and conference titles in six years.

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Pitt (seven first-place votes) totaled 673 points, followed by North Carolina (four first-place votes) at 606, Duke (four first-place votes) at 473 and Virginia at 219. Virginia was the only team that did not garner a vote to win the ACC Coastal.

Reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson was tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year and Louisville was picked to finish third in the conference's Atlantic Division, the league announced Monday. Now the coach has another motivation arrow in his quiver with the release of the preseason media poll.

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BC was picked last in the Atlantic Division, trailing Florida State, Clemson, Louisville, NC State, Wake Forest, and Syracuse. Jackson received 113 votes, followed by FSU quarterback Deondre Francois and Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins.

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