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Headlines: 2009 ACC Preseason Media Predictions


Brian: Despite never finishing worse than 2nd in the Atlantic Division over the past four seasons, and despite having won 2 ACC Atlantic Division crowns outright and sharing a third in our first four seasons in the league, Boston College continues to move backwards in the preseason media football predictions.

The 2009 Eagles were selected by the media to finish 6th in the ACC Atlantic as part of the ACC Football Kickoff festivities this week. Here is the complete preseason media poll results:

Atlantic Division

1. Florida State (56)
2. Clemson (14)
3. NC State (10)
4. Wake Forest (7)
5. Maryland
6. Boston College

Coastal Division

1. Virginia Tech (78)
2. Georgia Tech (9)
3. North Carolina
4. Miami
5. Virginia
6. Duke

First place votes in parentheses.

ACC Championship Game Winner: Virginia Tech (69 votes)

Is this new news? No, definitely not. Will this be used as bulletin board material? Maybe a little, says Matt Tennant.
"It's sort of the mentality that we have now," said Tennant. "Nobody is really counting us into anything, and that's fine. We'll talk about that at the end of the season."

Here's how the Eagles have stacked up against the ACC preseason media predictions from 2005-2009.

Eagles ACC Preseason Predictions and Results, 2005-2009

Year Prev. Season Place Prediction Finish Place
2005 9-3 (4-2) T-1st Big East 2nd 9-3 (5-3) T-1st
2006 9-3 (5-3) T-1st
3rd 10-3 (5-3) T-2nd
2007 10-3 (5-3) T-2nd 2nd 11-3 (6-2) 1st
2008 11-3 (6-2) 1st 4th 9-5 (5-3) 1st
2009 9-5 (5-3) 1st 6th ??? ???