Miami Picked to Win ACC Coastal

Miami Picked to Win ACC Coastal

Duke Johnson finished second in ACC Player of the Year voting

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Miami Hurricanes football team was picked to win the ACC Coastal Division in 2013, according to a poll of media members attending this week’s ACC Kickoff at the Grandover Resort.


Miami, in year three under head coach Al Golden, picked up 65 first-place votes as the Coastal Division preseason favorite. The Hurricanes accumulated 736 points, more than 80 ahead of second-place Virginia Tech, which picked up 27 first-place votes.


Clemson was picked to win the Atlantic Division, picking up 102 first-place votes in the balloting. Clemson was predicted to defeat Miami in the 9th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game by the #ACCKickoff media.


Miami RB Duke Johnson, with four votes, placed second to Clemson’s Tajh Boyd in the 2013 ACC Preseason Player of the Year voting. Miami QB Stephen Morris also collected a vote.


Miami, who returns 19 of 22 total starters from a year ago, opens #CanesCamp on Sat., Aug. 3. Season tickets for the 2013 football season are on sale now. To purchase season tickets, call the UM Athletic Ticket Office at 305-284-2263 or buy online at


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Atlantic Division

  1. Clemson (102)                                      815
  2. Florida State (18)                                 731
  3. NC State                                                 490
  4. Wake Forest                                         392
  5. Maryland                                               373
  6. Syracuse                                                320
  7. Boston College                                     211


Coastal Division

  1. Miami (65)                                             736
  2. Virginia Tech (27)                                 654
  3. North Carolina (22)                              649
  4. Georgia Tech (6)                                  522
  5. Pitt                                                          313
  6. Virginia                                                   230
  7. Duke                                                       228


ACC Player of the Year

  1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson                             105
  2. Duke Johnson, Miami                          4
  3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech              3

Sammy Watkins, Clemson                   3

  1. Bryn Renner, UNC                                2
  2. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech     1

Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State          1

Stephen Morris, Miami                       1


Source: Miami Hurricanes Media