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ACC Football Preseason Media Poll Released - Virginia Picked Last in Coastal

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No respect!

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers were picked to finish in 7th place in the ACC Coastal in the 2014 preseason media poll.  Miami edged out Duke in first place in a crowded Coastal, while Florida State was a solid favorite to win the Atlantic division.

The Coastal division looks like it could be (almost) anyone's to win, as each of the other 6 non-UVA teams received at least one first place vote.  While the Hurricanes were the overall vote leader, Duke actually led in first place ballots with 33, followed by UNC at 27, Miami at 26, and Virginia Tech at 23.  There's nothing even close to a clear favorite in the division.  The pessimist can say: "Well, the only thing the voters agreed on is that UVA won't be a factor."  But, as an optimist, I can at least point out that if Virginia beats expectations, there's no dominant team with a secure hold on first place...

However, the overwhelming majority of voters don't think the ACC Coastal winner will ultimately matter - 104 of 108 voters picked Florida State to with the conference championship, with 99 voters pegging FSU QB Jameis Winston as ACC Player of the Year. (One voter selected VT's Brenden Motley. So, that's weird).

Here are the full results of the 2014 ACC Preseason Media Poll:

Atlantic Division

1.    Florida State (109) - 780
2.    Clemson (3) - 660
3.    Louisville - 564
4.    Syracuse - 368
5.    NC State - 326
6.    Boston College  - 301
7.    Wake Forest - 136

Coastal Division

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 Championship
1.    Florida State - 104
2.    Clemson - 2
3.    Virginia Tech - 2

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