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Boston College football receiving votes in preseason Coaches Poll

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 28 Louisville at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The USA Today preseason coaches poll came out this afternoon and for the first time in recent memory, Boston College is receiving votes in the poll.

BC received a total of 6 votes - 20th of a total of 34 teams in the “also receiving votes” category in the poll, which is conducted by a panel of 65 FBS coaches.

Noteworthy for BC:

-Clemson is #2 (behind Alabama at #1... with Oklahoma and Ohio St rounding out the top 4. Should be another compelling and fresh playoff race!)

-NC State, Virginia Tech, and Missouri all appear a smidge before BC on the ‘also receiving votes’ list.

-Florida State received 1 vote.

Obviously preseason polls don’t mean much other than as a reflection of hype generated around a team going into a season, but BC getting into the discussion here tracks with the program’s increased national profile under Jeff Hafley.

Now all that’s left is for the team to deliver - and if they do, a spot in the top 25 could be there for the taking in the first few weeks.