Tigers Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll


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Results of the 86-ballot poll of media members at
the ACC Football Kickoff.

2003 ACC Preseason poll 

Rank    Team           Pts  
1.  Florida State (35) 672 
2.  N.C. State (26)    664 
3.  Maryland (18)      607 
4.  Virginia (5)       570  
5.  Clemson            379
6.  North Carolina     279
7.  Wake Forest        253
8.  Georgia Tech       223
9.  Duke               137 

First-place votes in parentheses 


Clemson was also picked fifth in the preseason last year and finished
in fifth with a 4-4 conference record and 7-6 overall.


2002 Final Standings 
                Conf Overall 
Florida State   7-1  9-5 
Virginia        6-2  9-5 
Maryland        6-2  11-3 
NC State        5-3  11-3 
Clemson         4-4  7-6 
Georgia Tech    4-4  7-6 
Wake Forest     3-5  7-6 
North Carolina  1-7  3-9 
Duke            0-8  2-10 

2002 ACC Preseason poll
Rank    Team           Pts  
1.  Florida St. (82)   770  
2.  N.C. State (4)     642  
3.  Maryland           572  
4.  Georgia Tech       460  
5.  Clemson            434  
6.  North Carolina     331  
7.  Wake Forest        298  
8.  Virginia           275  
9.  Duke               89  

First-place votes in parentheses 

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