Media selects FSU as preseason champ

July, 23, 2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State was predicted by the media to win its first ACC title since 2005, the league announced on Tuesday at the ACC Football Kickoff. It is the second straight season that the Noles have been projected to win the ACC title. Clemson sophomore receiver Sammy Watkins was named the league's preseason Player of the Year, edging out Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas in the voting. Watkins had 25 votes and Thomas had 21.

Florida State received 72 of 95 first-place votes for the Atlantic Division, and 60 media members said the Noles would win the championship. Virginia Tech was predicted to win the Coastal Division with 83 votes. Here's a look at the final voting:

ACC Championship votes:

1. Florida State (60)
2. Virginia Tech (18)
3. Clemson (13)
4. Georgia Tech (3)
5. NC State (1)

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (72)
2. Clemson (17)
3. NC State (5)
4. Wake Forest
5. Boston College
6. Maryland

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech (83)
2. Georgia Tech (10)
3. North Carolina (2)
4. Virginia
5. Miami
6. Duke

ACC Player of the Year

1. Sammy Watkins, Clemson (25)
2. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech (21)
3. EJ Manuel, Florida State (19)
4. Tajh Boyd, Clemson (18)
5. Mike Glennon, NC State (5)
6. David Amerson, NC State (3)
7. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (1)
Bryn Renner, UNC (1)
Tanner Price, Wake Forest (1)
Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (1)

ACC Championship game predictions
1. FSU over Virginia Tech (60)
2. Virginia Tech over Florida State (12)
3. Florida State over Georgia Tech (4)
4. Virginia Tech over Clemson (3)
Clemson over Georgia Tech (3)

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