The three ACC teams that finished the 2015 season in the Top 25 will enter this fall ranked in the coaches poll.
Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina are back in the Amway Coaches Poll after finishing in the top 15 last season. In addition, Louisville cracked the preseason Top 25.
ACC teams in preseason Amway Coaches Poll
4. Florida State
20. North Carolina
*9. Notre Dame
Others receiving votes: Miami (121), Pittsburgh (8), Duke (3)
The only team in the poll ranked ahead of Clemson is last season’s national champion, Alabama. Two weeks ago, the Tigers and Tar Heels were picked by the media to win their respective divisions.