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But Harold Landry places high in the preseason ACC Player of the Year voting

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The ACC released a poll by 167 media members from last week’s 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, predicting that Boston College will finish seventh in the ACC Atlantic Division. Florida State finished a clear first in the poll for the Atlantic Division with 121 first place votes, with Clemson as runner up with 37 votes. The Coastal Division, in sharp contrast, had a lot more variability, with six out of seven teams receiving at least one first place votes. Miami, with 103 first place votes, seems the favorite, and only Virginia was given zero first place votes.

It is a rough look for the Eagles. While nobody really expected them to be challenging the for the division crown, last place seems too low for the talent on this team. The Syracuse, Wake Forest, and NC State games are all toss ups. Media members most likely picked BC last because of its quarterback situation; every team above BC returns their quarterback from last year (except for Clemson, who are insanely talented in every other position group). At the end of the day, it will most likely fall on the play of either Darius Wade or Anthony Brown to prove the media wrong.

The media also picked Harold Landry to finish fourth in ACC Player of the Year voting. Lamar Jackson is predicted to repeat his title. The main competition for Landry in ACC Defensive Player of the Year looks to be Clemson DT Christian Wilkins, who got three more votes than Landry and finished third in the voting.

You can see the full breakdown below.

ACC Championship Votes

1. Florida State - 117

2. Clemson - 35

3. Louisville - 7

4-t. Virginia Tech – 3

4-t. Miami – 3

6. Duke – 1

Atlantic Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)

1. Florida State (121) – 1,108

2. Clemson (37) – 1,007

3. Louisville (9) - 843

4. NC State - 658

5. Wake Forest – 415

6. Syracuse - 362

7. Boston College - 283

Coastal Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)

1. Miami (103) – 1,065

2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932

3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708

4. Pitt (7) – 673

5. North Carolina (4) - 606

6. Duke (4) -473

7. Virginia -219

ACC Player of the Year

1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville - 113

2. Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State - 23

3. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson - 11

4. Harold Landry, DE, Boston College - 8

5. Jaylen Samuels, AP, NC State - 7

6. Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse - 2

7-t. Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami - 1

7-t. Ahmmon Richards, WR, Miami - 1

7-t. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke -1

Courtesy Boston College Athletics