Florida State picked to repeat in ACC, Winston named preseason POY

Jameis Winston and Vic Beasley led the ACC preseason player of the year voting. (USATSI)
Jameis Winston and Vic Beasley led the ACC preseason player of the year voting. (USATSI)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The ACC announced the results of its preseason poll at ACC Media Days on Monday. It should come as no surprise that Florida State, the defending national champion led by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, is an overwhelming favorite to win its third-straight ACC title.

Florida State dominated the voting for ACC champion, with Clemson and Virginia Tech as the only other teams to receive votes. Miami edged Duke for the top spot in the Coastal Division predictions, with the Blue Devils earning more first-place votes but finishing second in points.

Winston was also named the ACC's preseason player of the year, collecting 99 of the 108 votes. Clemson defensive Vic Beasley received four votes while Miami running back Duke Johnson, Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder and Virginia Tech quarterback Brenden Motley eached received a vote.

Check out the full voting breakdown below:

ACC Championship Votes

1.      Florida State - 104

2.      Clemson - 2

3.      Virginia Tech - 2

(4 voters made no selection)

Atlantic Division  

(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

1.      Florida State (109) - 780

2.      Clemson (3) - 660

3.      Louisville - 564

4.      Syracuse - 368

5.      NC State - 326

6.      Boston College  - 301

7.      Wake Forest - 136 

Coastal Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

1.      Miami (26) - 614

2.      Duke (33) - 597

3.      Virginia Tech (23) - 571

4.      North Carolina (27) - 570

5.      Georgia Tech (1) - 322

6.      Pitt (2) -319

7.      Virginia -142 

ACC Player of the Year

1.      Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State - 99

2.       Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson - 6

3.       Duke Johnson, RB, Miami - 1

4.       Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke - 1

5.       Brenden Motley, QB, Virginia Tech - 1

(4 voters made no selection)

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