Brian: Despite never finishing worse than 2nd in the Atlantic Division over the past four seasons, and despite having won 2 ACC Atlantic Division crowns outright and sharing a third in our first four seasons in the league, Boston College continues to move backwards in the preseason media football predictions.
The 2009 Eagles were selected by the media to finish 6th in the ACC Atlantic as part of the ACC Football Kickoff festivities this week. Here is the complete preseason media poll results:
1. Florida State (56)
2. Clemson (14)
3. NC State (10)
4. Wake Forest (7)
6. Boston College
1. Virginia Tech (78)
2. Georgia Tech (9)
3. North Carolina
First place votes in parentheses.
ACC Championship Game Winner: Virginia Tech (69 votes)
Is this new news? No, definitely not. Will this be used as bulletin board material? Maybe a little, says Matt Tennant.
"It's sort of the mentality that we have now," said Tennant. "Nobody is really counting us into anything, and that's fine. We'll talk about that at the end of the season."
Here's how the Eagles have stacked up against the ACC preseason media predictions from 2005-2009.
Eagles ACC Preseason Predictions and Results, 2005-2009
|2005||9-3 (4-2)||T-1st Big East||2nd||9-3 (5-3)||T-1st|
|2006||9-3 (5-3)||T-1st||3rd||10-3 (5-3)||T-2nd|
|2007||10-3 (5-3)||T-2nd||2nd||11-3 (6-2)||1st|
|2008||11-3 (6-2)||1st||4th||9-5 (5-3)||1st|