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Preseason ACC Rankings and Player and Rookie of the Year projections from Streaking the Lawn

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This summer is just flying by. There's only 37 more days until the 2015 Virginia Football campaign kicks off in California at UCLA. We've been diligently previewing each unit on both sides of the ball for you guys. ACC Media Days have come and gone. We've absorbed a lot of information over the past couple weeks, and today we're excited to reveal our preseason All-ACC team.

For your reference, here's with the ACC Media voted just last week:

Rank Atlantic Division Coastal Division
1 Clemson (101) - 1,032 Georgia Tech (96) - 991
2 Florida State (56) - 992 Virginia Tech (44) - 841
3 Louisville (1) - 746 Miami (7) - 632
4 NC State - 673 Duke (4) - 615
5 Boston College - 473 North Carolina (4) - 590
6 Syracuse - 291 Pitt (3) - 535
7 Wake Forest - 217 VIRGINIA - 220

And now, here's what your ace STL team has put together, with 12 voters:

Rank Atlantic Division Coastal Division
1 Florida State (7) - 79 Georgia Tech (9) - 79
2 Clemson (5) - 76 Virginia Tech - 61
3 Louisville - 55 Miami (2) - 50
4 NC State - 53 North Carolina - 47
5 Boston College - 33 Duke (1) - 42
6 Syracuse - 22 Pitt - 37
7 Wake Forest - 18 Virginia - 20

Not a lot of differences to note here, except that your STL writers believe that it will be Florida State, not Clemson, that takes the Atlantic title, and that North Carolina is picked by this team here to finish a spot ahead of, rather than behind, Duke. Though Georgia Tech was the clear favorite for the Coastal Division for the STL crew, Miami and Duke also received first place votes. Interesting, even with a first place vote for Duke, they were slated to finish fifth in the division, showing a pretty wide ranger of votes over on the Coastal side.

Here's how we broke down by voter.

First, the Atlantic Division:

Danny Neckel Eric Hobeck Tiki Matt Ellis Alex Cheung Ryan Reese Paul Wiley Brian Schwartz Jay Pierce Matt Trogdon Drew Goodman Brian Leung
Florida State Florida State Florida State Clemson Florida State Florida State Clemson Florida State Clemson Clemson Clemson Florida State
Clemson Clemson Clemson Florida State Clemson NC State Florida State Clemson Florida State Florida State Florida State Clemson
Louisville NC State NC State Louisville NC State Clemson Louisville Louisville NC State Louisville Louisville Louisville
NC State Louisville Louisville NC State Louisville Louisville NC State NC State Louisville Boston College NC State NC State
Syracuse Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Syracuse NC State Boston College Boston College
Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Wake Forest Syracuse Wake Forest Syracuse
Boston College Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Boston College Wake Forest Syracuse Wake Forest

Second, the Coastal Division:

Danny Neckel Eric Hobeck Tiki Matt Ellis Alex Cheung Ryan Reese Paul Wiley Brian Schwartz Jay Pierce Matt Trogdon Drew Goodman Brian Leung
Miami Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Miami Duke Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Duke North Carolina North Carolina Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Miami Virginia Tech Virginia Tech North Carolina Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Duke Pitt North Carolina Miami Duke North Carolina Duke Virginia Tech Miami
Georgia Tech Duke Pitt Miami Miami Virginia Tech Virginia Tech North Carolina Pitt Pitt Pitt Pitt
North Carolina Miami Miami Pitt North Carolina Virginia North Carolina Virginia Tech Duke Miami Virginia North Carolina
Pitt Pitt Duke North Carolina Virginia Pitt Pitt Virginia Virginia Virginia Miami Duke
Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Duke Duke Virginia Pitt Miami North Carolina Duke Virginia

Finally, we went ahead and predicted the ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Rookie of the Year.

First up, POTY:

QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) - 8
RB James Conner (Pitt) - 2
DB Jalen Ramsey (Florida State) - 1
QB Everett Golson (Florida State) - 1

Secondly, ROTY:

Jacques Patrick - 3
CJ Stalker - 3

Jared Reuter - 1
Jalen Ramsey - 1
Josh Sweat - 1
Anthony Brown - 1
Shadell Bell - 1
Derwin James - 1

Basically, Rookie of the Year was a giant question mark for your staff here.