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Hokies picked to win ACC -- again

7/26/2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The votes are in. Virginia Tech was picked by the media to beat Florida State and win its fourth ACC title in seven seasons. FSU finished second with 26 votes, followed by Miami (10), Georgia Tech (8), Boston College (2) and North Carolina (2).

FSU quarterback Christian Ponder was voted the preseason ACC Player of the Year with 45 votes compared to 16 for Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams.

A record 98 media members voted. The Hokies received 62 first-place votes for the Coastal Division title, and Miami had 20. Florida State was the runaway favorite for the Atlantic Division with 78 first-place votes compared to Clemson's 16.

The Hokies were also chosen by the media to win it all in 2007 and 2009.

Here are the official results:

ACC Championship votes:

1. Virginia Tech (50)

2. Florida State (26)

3. Miami (10)

4. Georgia Tech (8)

5. (tie) Boston College and UNC (2)

Atlantic Division

1. Florida State (78)

2. Clemson (16)

3. Boston College (4)

4. NC State

5. Wake Forest

6. Maryland

Coastal Division

1. Virginia Tech (62)

2. Miami (20)

3. Georgia Tech (11)

4. North Carolina (5)

5. Duke

6. Virginia

ACC Player of the Year

1. Christian Ponder (45)

2. Ryan Williams (16)

3. Tyrod Taylor (11)

4. Russell Wilson (6)

Robert Quinn (6)

6. Joshua Nesbitt (4)

7. Kyle Parker (3)

8. Mark Herzlich, Jacory Harris (2)

10. Montel Harris, Darren Evans, Bruce Carter (1)