Miami overwhelming favorites to win ACC Coastal Division
Jul 22, 2013 at 3:03p ET
Miami and Clemson are the overwhelming favorites to win their divisions in the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to a poll of media members on Monday at the ACC Football Kickoff.
Clemson was picked on 95 of 120 ballots to win the ACC. The Tigers are aiming for their 15th ACC title.
Miami, meanwhile, has not won an ACC title since joining the conference in 2004 but received 65 first-place votes to win the Coastal Division. Virginia Tech (27) and North Carolina (22) were second and third, respectively.
The Hurricanes would have won the Coastal Division in 2012 if not for a self-imposed bowl ban.
Clemson took 102 first-place votes in the Atlantic, with Florida State taking second with 18 first-place votes. The Seminoles won the ACC title in 2012.
In voting for player of the year, Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd received 105 votes. Miami sophomore running back Duke Johnson came in second with four votes.