The Washington Times - July 20, 2008, 07:35PM

GREENSBORO, Ga. —- It seems like everyone has a preseason pick for how the conference standings and player of the year awards will shake out.

I didn’t vote in the ACC‘s balloting earlier this afternoon (it will be released tomorrow), but an there’s nothing wrong with an online foray —- at least as an early pick.


Both divisions are listed in order of where teams land in my 1-120 rankings (coming soon to this blog). And they’re subject to change once the end of August arrives.


1. Clemson

2. Wake Forest

3. Florida State

4. Boston College

5. Maryland

6. N.C. State


1. Virginia Tech

2. Miami

3. North Carolina

4. Georgia Tech

5. Virginia

6. Duke

Before Maryland fans pillory the messenger, it should be pointed out the Terrapins would nearly be the No. 2 pick in the Coastal Division if they happened to reside there.

That’s it for me for today. Check back bright and early tomorrow for more nuggets from the ACC Kickoff, including some preseason awards picks.

- Patrick Stevens