I think it is safe to say that we all expected Florida State to check in very high in the preseason polls and not many would argue their number one position in the first AP Poll of the year. I don't believe you will find a whole lot of uproar over Clemson coming in at number 16. You could find some that have a complaint about North Carolina checking in at number 23, but that's not a tremendous reach, either. Unfortunately, for the ACC no one else appeared in the initial poll. Duke, Louisville, Virginia Tech, and Miami all received votes, but fell short.
Duke has to be wondering what on earth they have to do to get a little respect after last season. Louisville lost talent, but has been pretty consistent for a good while (save for the dreadful Steve Kragthorpe era). You can put Virginia Tech into that category as well. Finally, there is Miami, who is solid as well.
Beyond that, I'm sure Georgia Tech feels like they can hang with some of those top 25 teams and of course Pitt didn't register a vote, despite having a pretty favorable schedule this season.
Given all of that, how many ACC teams will be ranked by season's end? Weigh in on the poll below.