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BC predicted to finish fifth in ACC’s Atlantic Division

BC is expected to finish behind Clemson, Syracuse, and others.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 1: Anthony Brown #13 of the Boston College Eagles hands the ball off to AJ Dillon #2 during their game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Alumni Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Quarterback Anthony Brown (13), handing off the football to running back AJ Dillion (2), will be back at the helm for the Eagles. –Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Boston College football team on Monday was selected to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division, as voted by the 173 media members present at the ACC’s Kickoff event last week in Charlotte, N.C.

The Eagles garnered 588 points to finish ahead of Wake Forest (462) and Louisville (253) in the division ballot.

To no one’s surprise, Clemson, the reigning national champion, received all but three first-place votes overall, garnering 170 as the likely pick to win the ACC conference championship ahead of division rival Syracuse (two first-place votes) and Coastal Division favorite Virginia (one first-place vote).