UofL FOOTBALL | Cards Picked Third in ACC Atlantic Division

07/17/2017 11:19 AM

The Louisville Cardinals are picked to finished third in the ACC’s Atlantic Division, according to the ACC Media Preseason Poll, which was released on Monday morning.

The poll takes into account the votes of 167 media members in conjunction with last week’s ACC Football Kickoff.

UofL received 843 total points in the poll.

Meanwhile, Florida St. and Clemson were each projected to finished first and second respectively in the ACC Atlantic Division. Florida St. received 1,108 total points and 121 first-place votes, while Clemson received 1,007 total points and 37 first-place votes.

Atlantic Division – First-Place Votes in Parenthesis

1. Florida State (121) – 1,108
2. Clemson (37) – 1,007
3. Louisville (9) – 843
4. NC State – 658
5. Wake Forest – 415
6. Syracuse – 362
7. Boston College – 283

Coastal Division – First Place Votes in Parenthesis

1. Miami (103) – 1,065
2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932
3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708
4. Pitt (7) – 673
5. North Carolina (4) – 606
6. Duke (4) – 473
7. Virginia – 219

Overall, Florida St. is projected to win the ACC Championship, as the Seminoles received 118 votes. UofL has the third-best chance to win the ACC Championship, according to the poll.

ACC Championship Votes
1. Florida State – 118
2. Clemson – 35
3. Louisville – 7
T4. Virginia Tech – 3
T4. Miami – 3
6. Duke – 1

Spectrum News’ Lyndsey Gough shared her thoughts on the ACC Preseason Media Poll during Monday’s episode of Sports Night:

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, UofL quarterback Lamar Jackson, was picked to repeat as ACC Player of the Year. Last season, he averaged 393.4 yards per game and accounted for 51 touchdowns. Both of those stats were ACC single-season records.

ACC Player of the Year
1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville – 113
2. Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State – 23
3. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson – 11
4. Harold Landry, DE, Boston College – 8
5. Jaylen Samuels, AP, NC State – 7
6. Eric Dungey, QB, Syracuse – 2
T7. Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami – 1
T7. Ahmmon Richards, WR, Miami – 1
T7. Daniel Jones, QB, Duke -1

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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