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Notes on ACC in the USA Today Coaches Poll

A few quick notes for you from the ACC on having five teams ranked in the Top 20 of the USA Today Coaches' Poll:

  • The last time the ACC had five schools in the Top 20 of the preseason coaches poll was in 2004 when Miami (5th), Florida State (6th), Clemson (16th), Virginia (19th) and Maryland (20th) were chosen.

  • The ACC had five teams selected to the pre-season USA Today coaches Top 25 in 2005, but only three of the teams -- Virginia Tech (7th), Miami (8th) and Florida State (12th) -- were among the Top 20, with Boston College ranked 22nd and Virginia 23rd.

ACC Teams in Recent USA Today preseason Top 25

2010 (5) -- Virginia Tech (6), Miami (13). Georgia Tech (17), North Carolina (18), Florida State (20)

2009 (4) -- Virginia Tech (7), Georgia Tech (15), Florida State (19), North Carolina (20)

2008 (3) -- Clemson (9), Virginia Tech (15), Wake Forest (23)

2007 (2) -- Virginia Tech (9), Florida State (21)

2006 (4) -- Florida State (10), Miami (11), Virginia Tech (16), Clemson (18)

2005 (5) -- Virginia Tech (7), Miami (8), Florida State (12), Boston College (22), Virginia (23)

2004 (5) -- Miami (5), Florida State (6), Clemson (16), Virginia (19), Maryland (20)

2003 (4) -- Florida State (12), Maryland (13), NC State (14), Virginia (17)

2002 (3) -- Florida State (4), Maryland (20), NC State (25)