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ACC Football Preseason Poll: Clemson heavy favorite, UNC leads Coastal

The 2021 ACC Football Preseason Poll was unveiled today on The ACC Network, via Packer and Durham. Here’s a look at how things stack up, according to a preseason poll of 147 media voters.

Unsurprisingly, Clemson is a heavy favorite to repeat as the conference’s champion. The Tigers received 125 of 147 votes as the league’s top team. North Carolina was second with 16.

Going by divisions: Clemson received all but one first-place vote for the Atlantic Division race. NC State grabbed the other lone vote.

Of course, the Coastal Division is a little more bunched up. North Carolina projects as its top team, though; the Tar Heels grabbed 109 first-place votes. Miami was second with 28. Every team in the Coastal Division — with the exception of Duke — received at least one first-place vote, which is sort of ridiculous. Alas.

 

Overall Champion
Clemson – 125
North Carolina – 16
Miami – 3
Virginia – 1
Georgia Tech – 1
NC State – 1

 

Atlantic Division
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Clemson – 1,028 (146)
NC State – 804 (1)
Boston College – 638
Florida State – 510
Wake Forest – 472
Louisville – 462
Syracuse – 202

 

Coastal Division
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
North Carolina – 979 (109)
Miami – 881 (28)
Virginia Tech – 582 (3)
Pitt – 576 (1)
Virginia – 540 (2)
Georgia Tech – 340 (4)
Duke – 218

 

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