Already a few award watch lists in, preseason magazine season is in full swing too with the release of Phil Steele’s preseason All-ACC team.
Florida State leads the way with 11 first-team selections – six on offense, three on defense and two on special teams. The Seminoles had a selection on one of Steele’s four teams in 19 of the 26 possible spots. Duke is second only to the 'Noles in first and second team selections (9, three on special teams).
The Tigers didn’t have a second-team selection – defensive end Corey Crawford and safety Jayron Kearse third-teamers – running back Wayne Gallman, wide receiver Charone Peake, linebacker Tony Steward and punt returner Adam Humphries on the fourth team.
Of note, three of the four projected four d-linemen had a spot, while no offensive linemen appeared on the list.
Cole Stoudt missed the quarterback cut – led by FSU’s Jameis Winston and followed by UNC’s Marquise Williams, Duke’s Anthony Boone and Louisville’s Will Gardner. For more on the ACC’s QBs, check out our breakdown here.