'Hoos picked last in ACC Coastal Division

Derwin James

Logan Bowles USA TODAY Sports

Clemson and Florida State have dominated ACC football since 2011 with each team claiming a trio of conference titles during that span.

The conference released its media poll voted on by 167 members on Monday. Defending national champion Clemson followed with 37 first-place votes and 1,007 points while Louisville received nine first-place votes and checked in with 843 total points.

To no surprise, reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson is the heavy favorite to win the conference's player of the year award, leading the pack with 113 votes.

Pitt (seven first-place votes) totaled 673 points, followed by North Carolina (four first-place votes) at 606, Duke (four first-place votes) at 473 and Virginia at 219.

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Florida State also was picked as the Atlantic Division favorite while Miami was the top choice in the Coastal.

NC State (658 total points) was tabbed for a fourth-place Atlantic Division finish, followed by Wake Forest (415), Syracuse (362) and Boston College (283). He was chosen to repeat after a record-setting campaign in which he averaged 393.4 yards per game of total offense and accounted for 51 touchdowns, both ACC single-season records.

When it came to individuals, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois received the second most votes to win ACC Player of the Year with 23. He is the youngest player to ever win the Heisman, and with the Cardinals, will host Clemson on September 16.

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