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Hokies, FSU again preseason favorites in ACC

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By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

PINEHURST, NC (AP) -- Florida State and Virginia Tech are the preseason picks to meet in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, with the Seminoles the choice to win their first league title since 2005.

The ACC announced the results Monday following a vote of 71 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. It's the third straight year Florida State and the Hokies were picked to win their divisions.

The Seminoles were selected first overall on 50 ballots, with 18 votes going to the Hokies.

Florida State was picked to win the Atlantic Division with 65 first-place votes. Four votes went to Clemson and two went to Boston College. The Hokies were voted first in the Coastal on 66 ballots.

BC running back Montel Harris is the preseason player of the year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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