In case you were wondering, FSU and VT were picked to win the divisions last year and finished 3rd and 2nd in their divisions respectively. So picking FSU and VT is not really a surprise by our ever so predictable ACC media. VT has justified itself with a high preseason pick. FSU has not. Check out the following chart:
Some other interesting facts about these Media Day selections. It's the first time in the Modern Expansion Era in which Duke wasn't selected to finish 6th in the Coastal. It's the highest Miami has been selected in the preseason since 2006. It's the 5th time in 6 seasons that FSU has been selected to win the Atlantic (despite only producing one division title). And the Media has only selected the Atlantic Champion correct once: FSU in 2005.
Concerning overrated versus underrated, FSU is the most overrated preseason team since 2005 followed by Miami. Boston College and Wake have consistently outperformed preseason expectations. NC State, UVA, and UNC on average have met media expectations over the course of the first five ACC Expansion Seasons.