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ACC Kickoff 2015: Boston College Picked Fifth In Division In Preseason Poll

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Eagles receive 473 points from a 158-member panel of media members. Clemson chosen as favorite to win it all.

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Members of the media assembled for the ACC Kickoff in Pinehurst, NC released their media preseason poll on Tuesday, and the Boston College Eagles were picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic Division. BC received 473 points from a 158-member pool.

The media chose Clemson to win both the Atlantic Division and the ACC. The Tigers received 101 first place votes for the division and 84 first place votes for the league, topping all choices. Florida State, with 56 first place votes and 1,032 points, is picked to finish second in the division, followed by Louisville (746 points, 1 first place vote), NC State (673 points), BC, Syracuse (291), and Wake Forest (217).

The Eagles were fifth by both a wide margin to fourth and a wide margin to sixth, indicating most media members all slotted BC in that position.

Georgia Tech, meanwhile, was picked to win the Coastal Division with 991 points and 96 first place votes, but six of the seven teams playing in the division received at least three first place tickets. Only Virginia did not a receive a vote to win it all.

Georgia Tech was followed by Virginia Tech (841 points, 44 first place votes), Miami (632 points, 7 first place votes), Duke (615, 4), UNC (590, 4), Pitt (535, 3), and Virginia (220).

Here is the full ACC preseason poll, including all ACC Championship votes:

Atlantic Division:
1) Clemson (101) - 1,032
2) Florida State (56) - 992
3) Louisville (1) - 746
4) NC State - 673
5) Boston College - 473
6) Syracuse - 291
7) Wake Forest - 217

Coastal Division:
1) Georgia Tech (96) - 991
2) Virginia Tech (44) - 841
3) Miami (7) - 632
4) Duke (4) - 615
5) North Carolina (4) - 590
6) Pittsburgh (3) - 535
7) Virginia - 220

ACC Championship Votes
1) Clemson - 84
2) Florida State - 41
3) Georgia Tech - 20
4) Virginia Tech - 7
5) North Carolina - 3
6) Miami - 2
7) NC State - 1