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FSU picked 2nd in ACC Atlantic Division

Clemson was picked over FSU in the Atlantic Division

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State may have won the past three ACC championships but Clemson is the preseason favorite to claim the ACC football championship. A poll of 158 media members selected the Tigers to win the conference at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff.

Clemson was picked over FSU in the Atlantic Division and Georgia Tech was selected as the favorite to repeat as the Coastal Division winner.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, was voted the 2015 ACC Preseason Player of the Year. FSU's Jalen Ramsey, an All-American honoree in 2014 and a 2015 watch list candidate for the Thorpe, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards, finished tied for fourth in the running for ACC Player of the Year.

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

Atlantic Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
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
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Georgia Tech (96) - 991
2. Virginia Tech (44) - 841
3. Miami (7) - 632
4. Duke (4) - 615
5. North Carolina (4) - 590
6. Pitt (3) -535
7. Virginia -220

ACC Player of the Year
1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson - 69
2. James Conner, RB, Pitt - 46
3. Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech - 13
4. Jalen Ramsey, CB Florida State - 7
5. Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami -7
6. Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina - 6
7. Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech - 6
8. Tyler Boyd, WR, Pitt – 3
9. Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State - 1