Georgia Tech Picked to Win ACC’s Coastal Division

Georgia Tech was again picked to win the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday at Media Days in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  Clemson is picked to win the overall ACC Title.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK TO HEAR FROM QB JUSTIN THOMAS AND HEAD COACH PAUL JOHNSON.

Tech will rely heavily on Redshirt Junior Quarterback Justin Thomas.  He started all 14 games last season leading the Yellow Jackets to an 11-3 record, 6-2 in the ACC.

 

RELEASE FROM GEORGIA TECH:

PINEHURST, N.C. — Reigning ACC Coastal Division champion Georgia Tech is favored to repeat as division winners, according to Tuesday’s poll of 158 media members in attendance at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff.

Georgia Tech was selected to win the Coastal by 96 votes and finished with 991 total points, followed by Virginia Tech with 44 first-place votes and 841 points.

Clemson was picked over three-time defending ACC champion Florida State to capture the Atlantic Division. Clemson was picked as the likely overall ACC champion on 84 ballots, followed by Florida State (41) and Georgia Tech (20). Virginia Tech (7), North Carolina (3), Miami (2) and NC State (1) rounded out the balloting.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was voted the 2015 ACC Preseason Player of the Year with 69 votes, followed by Pitt’s James Conner with 46. Georgia Tech quarterback and 2014 Orange Bowl MVP Justin Thomas placed third with 13 votes.

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP VOTES
1. Clemson — 84
2. Florida State — 41
3. Georgia Tech — 20
4. Virginia Tech — 7
5. North Carolina — 3
6. Miami — 2
7. NC State — 1
ATLANTIC DIVISION (First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Clemson (101) — 1,032,
2. Florida State (56) — 992
3. Louisville (1) — 746
4. NC State — 673
5. Boston College — 473
6. Syracuse — 291
7. Wake Forest — 217
COASTAL DIVISION (First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Georgia Tech (96) — 991
2. Virginia Tech (44) — 841
3. Miami (7) — 632
4. Duke (4) — 615
5. North Carolina (4) — 590
6. Pitt (3) — 535
7. Virginia — 220

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