The Hokies are the favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. The Hokies are also expected to be in the top 10 in the national rankings which should mean they get a lot of college football betting online attention.
Betting college football begins in less than a month as the regular season kicks off. One of the biggest games in the opening week of the season will have Virginia Tech playing Boise State. The Hokies are really looking forward to that game since it could be a stepping stone into the national title picture. The early odds list Virginia Tech as an underdog in that game but the Hokies are more than capable of beating Boise State.
Virginia Tech got 50 of a possible 98 votes to win the ACC from media members who were at the conferences’ preseason media event. The Hokies were chosen to win the Coastal Division while Florida State was picked to win the Atlantic Division. Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder was picked as the preseason player of the year.
The Coastal Division is a tough one with Virginia Tech, Miami of Florida, Georgia Tech and North Carolina along with Duke and Virginia. You can make a case that four of those teams are top 25 teams. The Atlantic Division is weaker after Florida State with Clemson, Boston College, NC State, Wake Forest and Maryland.
The two division winners meet in Charlotte in the league title game and Virginia Tech is the college football betting online favorite to emerge out of that contest as the league champ. Virginia Tech is expected to be challenged in the Coastal Division by Miami who got 20 first place votes. Last season the Hurricanes were third in the division behind Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. In the Atlantic Division it is expected to be all Seminoles. They got 78 first-place votes to Clemson's 16 first-place votes. Last season it was Georgia Tech beating Clemson in the ACC title game.
In the voting for the preseason player of the year, Ponder got 45 votes to finish ahead of Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams who got 16 votes.