2019 ACC Football Preseason Standings Announced, LMS Network All-Preseason Teams (7-22-19)

By: Darrell Owens & Lamonte Thomas

Headline Photo From: CBSSports.com

The new college football season is upon us. At this time all teams still have dreams of winning the National Championship. The road to the Championship starts now. As we all know, only one team will win it all. Last year, the team that came out on top would be the Clemson Tigers. Clemson also won the ACC Championship last season & according to the panel of 173 media experts they will win the ACC again this season. The Tigers capture 170 of 173 votes to win the preseason ACC title. Also the Tigers were voted to win the Atlantic Division capturing all but 2 votes. Syracuse would be the team grabbing the other two votes in Atlantic Division.

Graphic Credit: ACC

The Coastal Division won’t be as easy to call according to the panel. Every team received at least one vote to win the division. The main reason for that, six different teams have won the division the last 6 years. The only team not to win the division in the time frame, but are favored to win it this year…the Virginia Cavaliers. The Cavs received 82 first place votes. Followed behind them Miami (FL) with 55 votes, Virginia Tech (20) Pittsburgh (8), Duke (6) and North Carolina/Georgia Tech received 1 vote a piece.

The conference will be fun to watch this season. There will be tons of talent showcased in the conference. The panel selected the All-Conference Teams which will be released soon, but for now LMS Network’s Darrell Owens & Lamonte Thomas will Share their votes for both All-Conference teams and standing predictions. Enjoy!!!

ACC FOOTBALL PRESEASON AWARDS BALLOT

LegacyMaker Sports Network (Official Vote)

Darrell Owens Selections

QUARTERBACK

#16 Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson

RUNNING BACK

#2 AJ Dillon – RB – Boston College

#3 Cam Akers – RB – Florida State

WIDE RECEIVER

#8 Justyn Ross – WR – Clemson

#15 Tamorrion Terry – WR – Florida State

#14 Damon Hazelton – WR – Virginia Tech

TIGHT END

#9 Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami (FL)

ALL-PURPOSE BACK

#2 Joe Reed – WR – Virginia

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

#73 Tremayne Anchrum – OL – Clemson

#64 Ben Petrula – OL – Boston College

OFFENSIVE GUARD

#74 John Simpson – OL – Clemson

#69 Chris Glaser – OL – Virginia

CENTER

#67 Jimmy Morrissey – OL – Pittsburgh

DEFENSIVE END

#3 Xavier Thomas – DE – Clemson

#1 James Smith-Williams – DE – NC State

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

#21 Marvin Wilson – DT – Florida State

#55 Jason Strowbridge – DL – North Carolina

 LINEBACKER

#55 Shaquille Quarterman – LB – Miami (FL)

#23 Rayshard Ashby – LB – Virginia Tech

#6 David Curry – LB – Georgia Tech

CORNERBACK

#34 Bryce Hall – CB – Virginia

#21 Essang Bassey – DB – Wake Forest

SAFETY

#7 Andre Cisco – S – Syracuse

#19 Tanner Muse – S – Clemson

PLACEKICKER

#23 Ricky Aguayo – PK – Florida State

PUNTER

#10 Sterling Hofrichter – P – Syracuse

SPECIALIST

#97 Alex Kessman – PK – Pittsburgh

PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

#16 Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson

ATLANTIC DIVISION FINISH 

1. Clemson

2. Syracuse

3. Florida State

4. NC State

5. Boston College

6. Louisville

7. Wake Forest

COASTAL DIVISION FINISH

1. Virginia

2. Pittsburgh

3. Georgia Tech

4. Miami (FL)

5. Virginia Tech

6. North Carolina

7. Duke

ACC CHAMPION

Clemson

Lamonte Thomas Picks

QUARTERBACK

Trevor Lawrence-Clemson

RUNNING BACK

1)Travis Etienne- Clemson

2) AJ Dillon- Boston College

WIDE RECEIVER

1) Tamorrion Terry- Florida State

2) Justyn Ross-Clemson

3) Damon Hazleton- Virginia Tech

All-PURPOSE BACK

1) Deon Jackson- Duke 

TIGHT END

1) Dalton Keene- Virginia Tech

TACKLE

1) Ben Petrula- Boston College

2) Tremayne Anchrum- Clemson

GUARD

1) John Simpsom- Clemson

2) Navaughn Donaldson- Miami

CENTER

1) Jim Morrissey- Pittsburgh 

DEFENSIVE END

1) Alton Robinson- Syracuse

2) Xavier Thomas- Clemson

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

1) Jason Strowbridge- North Carolina

2) Marvin Wilson- Florida State

LINEBACKER

1) Shaquille Quarterman- Miami

2) Isaiah Simmons- Clemson

3) Justin Strnad- Wake Forest

CORNERBACK

1) Bryce Hall- Virginia

2) Trajan Bandy- Miami

SAFETY

1) Andre Cisco- Syracuse

2) Joey Blount- Virginia

KICKER

1) Andre Szmyt- Syracuse

PUNTER

1)Tyler Logan- Virginia Tech

RETURN SPECIALIST

1) Joe Reed- Virginia

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1) Travis Etienne- Clemson

ATLANTIC DIVISION FINISH 

1) Clemson

2) Syracuse

3) Florida St

4) NC State

5) Wake Forest 

6) Boston College

7) Louisville

COASTAL DIVISION FINISH

1) Virginia 

2) Virginia Tech

3) Pittsburgh 

4) Miami (FL)

5) Duke 

6) North Carolina 

7) Georgia Tech