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ACC Football Kickoff 2011: Football Preseason Poll Released

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Here are the results from the Atlantic Coast Conference's official 2011 ACC Football Preseason Poll. As you can see, it's Florida State, Virginia Tech and everyone else in the ACC this season. Boston College finished fourth in the Atlantic Division voting behind Florida State, Clemson and N.C. State, though they did receive two first place votes in the Atlantic Division and 1 ACC Champion vote.

D1scourse's Patrick Stevens breaks down the last six years of media picks measured against the actual outcome. Despite falling short of preseason expectations last season, the Eagles remain the most underrated (underappreciated?) program in the conference, finishing on average +1.08 spots higher than the average preseason media pick.

Georgia Tech is the Coastal Division's most underrated program, finishing +0.83 than the average media poll finish. On the other end of the spectrum, Florida State has fell short of preseason expectation by over 1 whole spot (-1.33), the worst in the conference, natch. 

The full results below:

Atlantic Division

1. Florida St. Seminoles 420 (65)
2. Clemson Tigers 286 (4)
3. N.C. State Wolfpack 270
4. Boston College Eagles 224 (2)
5. Maryland Terrapins 221
6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 80

Coastal Division

1. Virginia Tech Hokies 421 (66)
2. Miami Hurricanes 328 (4)
3. North Carolina Tar Heels 287
4. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 226 (1)
5. Virginia Cavaliers 132
6. Duke Blue Devils 96

ACC Championship Votes

1. Florida State 50
2. Virginia Tech 18
3. Clemson 2
4. Boston College 1

ACC Championship Game Predictions

1. Florida State over Virginia Tech 45
2. Virginia Tech over Florida State 15
3. Florida State over Miami 4
4. Clemson over Virginia Tech 2
5. Virginia Tech over Clemson 2
6. Florida State over Georgia Tech 1
7. Virginia Tech over Boston College 1
7. Boston College over Virginia Tech 1