Could someone not named Florida State win the ACC for a change?
Media members at the ACC media days picked Clemson – Clemson! – to win the league title this season, which would represent quite a changing of the guard. FSU has won three straight titles, and the Seminoles have 24-game conference winning streak. Most of the off-season polls, understandably, have looked to FSU to be the team to beat once again.
But the media members gave Clemson 84 votes, compared to only 41 for FSU. Georgia Tech received 20. Miami received two.
It is easy to see FSU as a team in flux. The Seminoles lost several players, most notably quarterback Jameis Winston. And this summer, star running back Dalvin Cook was suspended for allegedly hitting a woman outside a bar.
In other words, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has a lot to do. His Seminoles, by the way, play Clemson on Nov. 7 in Clemson.
In the voting for Player of the Year, FSU cornerback Jalen Ramsey tied for fourth with Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya.