GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) -A Bowden-coached team is the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 17th straight year.
And it isn't Bobby Bowden's Florida State squad.
Clemson - coached by Tommy Bowden, son of major college football's wins leader - was selected as the ACC favorite on Monday. It's the first time Clemson has been the league's preseason choice since 1991, the year before Florida State entered the league.
The Seminoles were the ACC's preseason choice for each of their first 13 years as a league member and won at least a share of the title in 11 of those seasons. The league expanded and split to a two-division format in 2005, but the Seminoles' run of first-place predictions continued in the Atlantic Division - where they finished fifth in 2006 and fourth last season.
Wake Forest was picked second in the Atlantic Division behind Clemson, with Florida State third. Defending league champion Virginia Tech edged North Carolina to be the preseason choice in the league's Coastal Division, ahead of Miami and Georgia Tech.

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