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Orange picked to finish next-to-last in new football division

The Syracuse University football team’s inaugural season as a full member of the Atlantic Coast Conference will likely be a rocky one, according to a poll of media members.
Greensboro, NC (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University football team’s inaugural season as a full member of the Atlantic Coast Conference will likely be a rocky one, according to a poll of media members.

The poll’s participants attending this week’s ACC Football Kickoff decided that Syracuse University will finish second to last in the ACC’s Atlantic Division just ahead of former Big East rival Boston College.

Clemson was the overwhelming favorite to win the conference championship, receiving 95 votes.

While Clemson was also picked to finish atop the Atlantic Division, another former Big East member, Miami, was picked to win the Coastal Division.

Complete poll results:

ACC Championship Votes
1. Clemson………..................... 95
2. Florida State……….............…15
3. Georgia Tech………………......... 3
   Miami................................. 3
   North Carolina...................... 3
6. Virginia Tech....................... 1


Atlantic Division
1. Clemson (102).................... 815
2. Florida State (18)............... 731
3. NC State .......................... 490
4. Wake Forest....................... 392
5. Maryland........................... 373
6. Syracuse............................. 320
7. Boston College................... 211


Coastal Division
1. Miami (65)......................... 736
2. Virginia Tech (27)…………... 654
3. North Carolina (22)............ 649
4. Georgia Tech (6)................ 522
5. Pitt………………….................. 313
6. Virginia……………….............. 230
7. Duke................................ 228


ACC Player of the Year
1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson.............................. 105
2. Duke Johnson, Miami.............................. 4
3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech................... 3
Sammy Watkins, Clemson........................... 3
5. Bryn Renner, North Carolina..................... 2
6. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech………….. 1
Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State…………....... .1
Stephen Morris, Miami…………................... .1


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