Virginia Tabbed Fourth in Coastal Division
July 24, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Virginia Cavaliers have been tabbed by the media to finish fourth in the Coastal Division, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday during its annual Football Media Day.
Miami, which received 52 first-place votes, was picked to win the division, followed by Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. North Carolina and Duke followed UVa to round out the poll.
In the Atlantic Division, Florida State (49 first-place votes) was selected to win the division, followed by Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, NC State, and Wake Forest.
Miami was also selected as the media’s favorite to win the 2006 ACC Championship game, followed by Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson led all players in the Preseason Player of the Year voting.
Virginia opens the 2006 season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 2. Kickoff at Heinz Field is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN-U.
ACC FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
Atlantic Division Team (first-place votes) points1. Florida State (49) 3732. Clemson (13) 3223. Boston College (3) 2694. Maryland 1635. NC State 1246. Wake Forest 116
Coastal Division1. Miami (52) 3732. Virginia Tech (10) 3163. Georgia Tech (3) 2794. VIRGINIA 1665. North Carolina 1656. Duke 65
ACC Championship Game Winner Predictions:1. Miami 312. Florida State 233. Clemson 5 Virginia Tech 55. Georgia Tech 1
Preseason Players of the YearCalvin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech 50Kyle Wright, QB Miami 5James Davis, RB Clemson 4Drew Weatherford, QB Florida State 4Lorenzo Booker, RB Florida State 1Gaines Adams, DL Clemson 1