Clemson, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is placed in the role of favorite again.Photo Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

Media poll has Miami and Clemson picked to win their respective divisions, with Clemson favored to take the ACC title

Miami and Clemson played each other in last season’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, and they are expected to meet again in this year’s title game.

In a media poll released Monday during the ACC Football Kickoff last week, Miami and Clemson are picked to win their respective divisions, with Clemson favored to take the ACC title again.

In the Atlantic Division, Clemson received 145 of 148 first-place votes to easily pull away for first place ahead of Florida State, which received one first-place vote. North Carolina State received two first-place votes but was third in the overall voting.

Miami received 122 first-place votes and 160 total voting points to head the Coastal Division. Second-place Virginia Tech got 16 first-place votes, while Georgia Tech, picked for third, received eight first-place votes.

ACC Championship Votes

  1. Clemson – 139

  2. Miami – 5

  3. NC State – 2

  4. Florida State, Virginia Tech – 1

Atlantic Division

  1. Clemson (145 first-place votes) – 1,031 total points

  2. Florida State (1) – 789

  3. North Carolina State (2) – 712

  4. Boston College – 545

  5. Louisville – 422

  6. Wake Forest – 413

  7. Syracuse – 232

Coastal Division

  1. Miami (122) – 998

  2. Virginia Tech (16) – 838

  3. Georgia Tech (8) – 654

  4. Duke (1) – 607

  5. Pitt – 420

  6. North Carolina (1) – 370

  7. Virginia – 257

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