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July 27, 2009

Pack picked to finish third in Atlantic

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The ACC announced Monday that Virginia Tech has been selected by the ACC media as the preseason pick to win the conference championship. Virginia Tech was picked to be the ACC Championship Game winner on 69 ballots. Florida State, the preseason choice to win the Atlantic Division, was named on seven ballots along with Georgia Tech. Two voters picked Clemson and NC State.

Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer was picked to repeat as ACC Player of the Year in a close vote over Clemson running back C.J. Spiller. NC State quarterback Russell Wilson was third in the voting.

Here are the full results:

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (56 first place votes), 479
2. Clemson (14), 387
3. NC State (10), 364
4. Wake Forest (7), 295
5. Maryland, 157
6. Boston College, 145

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech (78), 512
2. Georgia Tech (9), 415
3. North Carolina, 350
4. Miami, 282
5. Virginia, 148
6. Duke, 120

Predicted ACC Championship Game Winner
1. Virginia Tech, 69 votes
2. Florida State, Georgia Tech, 7
3. Clemson, NC State, 2

2009 Preseason ACC Player of the Year
1. Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech, 39
2. C.J. Spiller, Clemson, 28
3. Russell Wilson, NC State, 16
4. Christian Ponder, Florida State; Vic Hall, Virginia; Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech; Riley Skinner, Wake Forest; 1

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