Clemson Voted 2020 ACC Preseason Favorites


Atlantic Coast Conference media members selected Clemson to win the 2020 ACC title in the league’s preseason football poll released on Friday.

The Tigers have won the ACC Championship game each of the last five seasons and received 132 of the panel's 134 first-place votes

Notre Dame, which will be competing in the ACC this season was predicted to finish second, with the remaining two first-place votes.

The UNC Tar Heels placed third in the preseason ballot.

Here is a look at the full standings predictions by voters:

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named the preseason ACC Player of the Year with 100 votes. Running back Travis Etienne, who received the award in each of the last two seasons, received 30 votes.

UNC quarterback Sam Howell and linebacker Chazz Surratt each received one vote.


Here is how the votes turned out for the All-ACC preseason teams:


Due to COVID-19 concerns, each team will only play 11 games, with 10 being conference opponents.

The 2020 ACC football season kicks off Thursday night (Sept. 10) with Miami playing host to UAB.