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Boston College Picked Seventh in ACC Atlantic Division

Boston College Picked Seventh in ACC Atlantic Division

Harold Landry receives eight ACC Preseason Player of the Year Votes

 

 

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Florida State is the preseason favorite to claim the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship, according to a poll of 167 media members held in conjunction with last week’s 2017 ACC Football Kickoff. Boston College was picked to finish seventh in the ACC Atlantic Division.

 

Florida State was named the likely 2017 ACC champions on 118 ballots, followed by defending national champion and two-time defending ACC champion Clemson with 35 votes. Louisville received seven votes, followed by Virginia Tech and Miami with three each and Duke with one.

 

In the Atlantic Division preseason voting, Florida State led the way with 121 first-place votes and 1,108 total points. Clemson followed with 37 first-place votes and 1,007 points, while Louisville received nine first-place votes and checked in with 843 total points.

 

NC State (658 total points) was tabbed for a fourth-place Atlantic Division finish, followed by Wake Forest (415), Syracuse (362) and Boston College (283).

 

The Atlantic and Coastal Division winners will meet in the 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game on Saturday, December 2, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.

 

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry received eight ACC Preseason Player of the Year votes as the Eagles finished the 2016 season 7-6 overall. BC won the final three games of the 2016 campaign, including a 36-30 win over Maryland in the Quick Lane Bowl, the Eagles’ first bowl victory since 2007.

 

ACC Championship Votes

  1. Florida State – 117
  2. Clemson – 35
  3. Louisville – 7

4-t. Virginia Tech – 3

4-t. Miami – 3

  1. Duke – 1

 

Atlantic Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

  1. Florida State (121) – 1,108
  2. Clemson (37) – 1,007
  3. Louisville (9) – 843
  4. NC State – 658
  5. Wake Forest – 415
  6. Syracuse  – 362
  7. Boston College – 283

 

Coastal Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

  1. Miami (103) – 1,065
  2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932
  3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708
  4. Pitt (7) – 673
  5. North Carolina (4) – 606
  6. Duke (4) -473
  7. Virginia -219

 

ACC Player of the Year

  1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville – 113
  2. Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State – 23
  3. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson – 11
  4.   Harold Landry, DE, Boston College – 8
  5. Jaylen Samuels, AP, NC State – 7
  6. Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse – 2

7-t. Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami – 1

7-t. Ahmmon Richards, WR, Miami – 1

7-t. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke -1

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