To the surprise of absolutely no one at all, the Virginia Cavaliers have been picked by the media in the 2011 ACC preseason poll to finish fifth in the Coastal Division. The media for the most part has been wildly off-base in predicting the Hoos, who have finished anywhere from second to last in the division in the past six years.
Here's a look at how Virginia has done in the past as compared to the preseason predictions -- warning, it's not a pretty sight:
|Year||Predicted Finish||Actual Finish|
Florida State was the big winner of today's poll, taking not only the Atlantic Division, but also the entire conference, with 50 votes for the title. Virginia Tech, picked to win the Coastal Division, received 18 votes to win the title. Clemson had to two and Boston College picked up a vote as well.
Here's how the ACC will play out, in the media's eyes.
What do you think, folks?