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Florida State leads 2014 Preseason All-ACC Team with 9 members

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Elsewhere, North Carolina has more first-place votes than Coastal favorite Miami, and Virginia Tech has more picks to win the conference. The Coastal is a big crowd again this year, you see.

Preseason ACC Player of the Year Jameis Winston and runner-up Vic Beasley.
Preseason ACC Player of the Year Jameis Winston and runner-up Vic Beasley.
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The ACC released its preseason media projections, and in no surprise, Florida State is the overwhelming favorite to win the conference once again. While the Atlantic Division races doesn't look like much of one, the Coastal Division figures to be interesting. Miami was picked to win the division, but had the third-most first-place votes, behind Duke (picked second) and North Carolina (picked fourth).

Here are all the projections, from the ACC:

ACC Championship
1.    Florida State - 104
2.    Clemson - 2
3.    Virginia Tech - 2
(4 voters made no selection)

Atlantic Division  
(First place votes in parenthesis)                        
1.    Florida State (109) - 670
2.    Clemson (3) - 660
3.    Louisville - 564
4.    Syracuse - 368
5.    NC State - 326
6.    Boston College  - 301
7.    Wake Forest - 136

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)                        
1.    Miami (26) - 614
2.    Duke (33) - 597
3.    Virginia Tech (23) - 571
4.    North Carolina (27) - 570
5.    Georgia Tech (1) - 322
6.    Pitt (2) -319
7.    Virginia -142

ACC Player of the Year
1.    Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State - 99
2.    Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson - 6
3.    Duke Johnson, RB, Miami - 1
4.    Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke - 1
5.    Brenden Motley, QB, Virginia Tech -1
(4 voters made no selection)

And the All-ACC team, led by nine Seminoles:

2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team
Offense
Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown
WR Jamison Crowder, Duke (68) 5-9 175 Senior Monroe, N.C.
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State (56) 6-0 178 Senior Albany, Ga.
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville (32) 6-3 208 Senior Louisville, Ky.
TE Nick O'Leary, Florida State (86) 6-3 244 Senior Palm Beach, Fla.
T Cameron Erving, Florida State (82) 6-6 302 Senior-R Moultrie, Ga.
T Sean Hickey, Syracuse (26) 6-5 300 Senior Murrysville, Pa.
G Tre' Jackson, Florida State (82) 6-4 339 Senior Jesup, Ga.
G Laken Tomlinson, Duke (52) 6-3 330 Senior-R Chicago, Ill.
C Andy Gallik, Boston College (39) 6-3 304 Senior-R Evergreen Park, Ill.
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State (97) 6-4 235 Sophomore-R Bessemer, Ala.
RB Duke Johnson, Miami (95) 5-9 206 Junior Miami, Fla.
RB Karlos Williams, Florida State (37) 6-1 219 Senior Davenport, Fla.
Defense
Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown
DE Vic Beasley, Clemson (96) 6-2 235 Senior-R Adairsville, Ga.
DE Mario Edwards, Jr., Florida State (66) 6-3 294 Junior Gautier, Miss.
DT Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech (74) 6-1 291 Senior Delray Beach, Fla.
DT Grady Jarrett, Clemson (61) 6-1 295 Senior Conyers, Ga.
LB Denzel Perryman, Miami (82) 6-0 242 Senior Coral Gables, Fla.
LB Kelby Brown, Duke (74) 6-2 230 Senior-R Matthews, N.C.
LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson (55) 6-2 245 Senior Polkton, N.C.
CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech (80) 5-11 195 Sophomore Baltimore, Md.
CB P.J. Williams, Florida State (60) 6-0 196 Junior Ocala, Fla.
S Anthony Harris, Virginia (80) 6-1 185 Senior Chesterfield, Va.
S Jeremy Cash, Duke (56) 6-2 205 Junior-R Miami, Fla.
Specialists
Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown
PK Roberto Aguayo, Florida State (79) 6-1 209 Sophomore Mascotte, Fla.
P A.J. Hughes, Virginia Tech (29) 6-1 212 Junior Terra Haute, Ind..
SP Ryan Switzer, North Carolina (68) 5-10 180 Sophomore Charleston, W. Va.