Tech picked to win ACC, UVa. slotted fifth in Coastal


The media attending the 2009 ACC Football Kickoff have Virginia Tech winning the ACC championship, UVa. finishing fifth in the six-team Coastal and Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Virginia quarterback Vic Hall competing for conference player-of-the-year honors.

Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer led the voting for preseason player of the year. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller was second.

The writers tabbed Florida State as the winner of the Atlantic Division.

Sixty-nine of the 87 writers had Virginia Tech winning the ACC Championship Game.

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech (78) 512
2. Georgia Tech (9) 415
3. North Carolina 350
4. Miami 282
5. Virginia 148
6. Duke 120

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (56) 479
2. Clemson (14) 387
3. NC State (10) 364
4. Wake Forest (7) 295
5. Maryland 157
6. Boston College 145

Predicted ACC Championship Game Winner
1. Virginia Tech 69
2. Florida State 7
2. Georgia Tech 7
4. Clemson 2
4. NC State 2

2009 Preseason ACC Player of the Year
1. Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech 39
2. C.J. Spiller, Clemson 28
3. Russell Wilson, NC State 16
4. Christian Ponder, Florida State 1
4. Vic Hall, Virginia 1
4. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 1
4. Riley Skinner, Wake Forest 1



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