ACC Bloggers Pick Virginia Tech to Win Conference

The mainstream media had its fun earlier this week in Greensboro, tabbing the Hokies to win the conference and D-Train Dwyer to win player of the year. But what about the people whose opinion really counts: The bloggers? I polled bloggers representing the conference and every team but Duke (whose lone blog didn't reply to E-mails) to come up with our own preseason vote. Today, the proletariat's voice gets heard.

Here are your participants:

ACC Blog Voters
Blog Team
ACC/SEC Blog ACC
The Buzz Blog ACC
On The B.Rink ACC
BC Interruption Boston College
Clempson Football Clemson
Scalp 'Em Florida State
Tomahawk Nation Florida State
From the Rumble Seat Georgia Tech
Testudo Times Maryland
Turtle Waxing Maryland
The 7th Floor Miami
Tar Heel Fan North Carolina
Tar Heel Mania North Carolina
Backing the Pack NC State
From Old Virginia Virginia
College Game Balls Virginia Tech
Beer Control Offense Virginia Tech
Blogger So Dear Wake Forest

Results after the jump.

The ACC bloggers overwhelmingly selected Virginia Tech as its conference champion for 2009. The Hokies received 10 of the 18 votes cast and 13 first-place votes in the Coastal Division. In the Atlantic, Florida State was selected as the division winner, receiving 12 first-place votes.

The individual award voting was much closer. Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer was selected as the preseason offensive player of the year, receiving 10 votes. Virginia Tech defensive end Jason Worilds was picked as the preseason defensive player of the year, leading the way with four votes. There was a three-way tie for preseason rookie of the year with Florida State's Greg Reid, Clemson's Kyle Parker and Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams all receiving two votes.

Below are the full results of the poll.

Predicted Standings
Atlantic Pts
1 Florida State (12) 101
2 Clemson (3) 83
3 NC State (2) 72
4 Wake Forest (1) 54
5 Maryland 36
6 Boston College 32
Coastal Pts
1 Virginia Tech (13) 101
2 Georgia Tech (4) 91
3 Miami (1) 66
4 North Carolina 64
5 Virginia 30
6 Duke 26

Conference Champion

1. Virginia Tech - 10
2. Georgia Tech - 4
3. Florida State - 2
4. Clemson - 1
4. Miami - 1

Offensive Player of the Year

1. Jonathan Dwyer, GT - 10
2. C.J. Spiller, CU - 6
3. Darren Evans, VT - 1
4. Riley Skinner, WF - 1

Defensive Player of the Year

1. Jason Worilds, VT - 4
2. Dekota Watson, FSU - 3
3. Sean Spence, MIA - 2
3. Quan Sturdivant, UNC - 2
5. DaQuan Bowers, CU - 1
5. Morgan Burnett, GT - 1
5. Kam Chancellor - VT - 1
5. Mark Herzlich, BC - 1
5. Stephan Virgil, VT - 1
5. Alex Wujciak, UMD - 1
5. Willie Young, NCS - 1

Rookie of the Year

1. Greg Reid, FSU - 2
1. Kyle Parker, CU - 2
1. Ryan Williams, VT - 2
4. Josh Adams, UNC - 1
4. Anthony Allen, GT - 1
4. Ray Ray Armstrong, MIA - 1
4. Tajh Boyd, CU - 1
4. Justin Dixon, UNC - 1
4. Dustin Hopkins, FSU - 1
4. Jacobbi McDaniel, FSU - 1
4. Brandon McGee, MIA - 1
4. Donte Moss, UNC - 1
4. Desmond Scott, DU - 1
4. Jamal Womble, UNC - 1
4. No vote - 1

Thanks to everyone who participated and I look forward to doing this again at the end of the year.

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