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Media Vs Bloggers: Who Has Correctly Predicted the ACC?

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 6: Fans of the Virginia Tech Hokies cheer play against the Boston College Eagles in the 2008 ACC Football Championship game at Raymond James Stadium on December 6, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The ACC and SEC BlogSenior Analyst IAugust 1, 2009

ACC Media Days are over and the assembled journalists and reporters have made their picks for each division, a conference champion, and player of the year.

Gobbler Country decided to poll a wide variety of ACC Bloggers (yours truly included) and get their preseason predictions for the same categories.

Here are the ACC Media Results

Here are the ACC Bloggers Picks. 18 Bloggers voted; three were ACC Blogs, BC—No.1, Clemson—No.1, FSU—No.2, GT—No.1, Maryland—No.2, Miami—No.1, North Carolina—No.2, NC State—No.1, Virginia—No.1, Va Tech—No.2, Wake Forest—No.1.

Both the media and bloggers picked Va Tech to win the ACC and both had FSU finishing first in the Atlantic. The order in each division followed to form except for Bloggers picking Miami over North Carolina in the Coastal for third, whereas media has UNC pegged third and Miami fourth.

VT was a much more resounding pick by the media to win their third straight ACC title garnering 69 of the 87 votes by the media. 10 of 18 Bloggers have the Hokies winning in Tampa. The Bloggers favor Ga Tech as a second choice to winning the ACC, while the media split their votes between the Yellow Jackets and Seminoles of Florida State.

Jonathan Dwyer of Georgia Tech is pegged to win Player of the Year in both polls (though the Blogger poll broke it out by Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year).

Who do you think got it right and what are your ACC predictions for 2009?

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