Media Picks Florida State Football To Win Conference

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson was tabbed to finish fourth in the inaugural year of the 11-team ACC football race in a survey of the media at the 2004 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro today.

Florida State garnered the most first-place votes with 49 and a total of 925 points. Miami was second with 36 first-place votes and 913 points. Virginia (2) was third with 697 points and Clemson (1) was fourth with 664 points. The Cavaliers and Tigers were the only other two schools to receive first place votes.

Maryland was fifth with 653 points, Virginia Tech was sixth with 511 points, NC State was seventh with 509 points and Georgia Tech was eighth with 365 points.

Clemson will open the season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at home against Wake Forest. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 pm and will be televised by ABC.

ACC Preseason Poll  
1. Florida State (49) 925 
2. Miami (36) 913 
3. Virginia (2) 697 
4. Clemson (1) 664 
5. Maryland  653 
6. Virginia Tech  511 
7. NC State  509 
8. Georgia Tech  365 
9. Wake Forest  273 
10. North Carolina  184 
11. Duke  114 

# of 1st-place votes in parenthesis 

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