CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)The ACC has released its preseason media poll ahead of the upcoming 2019 college football season.A preseason poll of 173 ACC media members was revealed, and the Clemson Tigers are once again the overwhelming favorite to win the Atlantic Division. They claimed 171 of 173 first-place votes to claim the division, and 170 members picked them to win the ACC Championship Game.Clemson has reigned dominant in the ACC for the last four years, winning four straight conference titles, four straight trips to the College Football Playoff and winning two national titles.The only other team in the ACC Atlantic Division to even get any first place votes was Syracuse with two. The reigning national champion @ClemsonFB is the preseason favorite to claim its fifth consecutive #ACCFootball title.@UVAFootball is favored in the Coastal Division.📰 https://t.co/Z0cFFqvyDB pic.twitter.com/EE6eAMiqOx— The ACC (@theACC) July 22, 2019As for the Coastal Division, the media believes that Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers will narrowly edge Manny Diaz’s Miami Hurricanes to claim a spot in the ACC Championship Game.Mendenhall has rapidly turned the program around since taking over in 2016. After going 2-10 in his first year, he has led the team to 6-7 and 8-5 records in the last two years.But with Dabo Swinney and Trevor Lawrence set to dominate for yet another season, the Tigers will be favored over just about anyone.
The United National Party (UNP) today confirmed that it will put forward a UNP candidate for President at the next Presidential elections.UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam confirmed the position of the UNP when responding to questions raised by journalists at an event today. Meanwhile UNP Media Spokesman Harin Fernando said that the 100 Day Program of the unity Government was an idea of all those who united to form the unity Government.He also admitted that the Government had failed to fulfill all the promises made under the 100 Day Program. (Colombo Gazette) The UNP had supported Maithripala Sirisena at the last Presidential elections and formed a unity Government. Kariyawasam also said that the UNP does not see any challenge even if former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were to contest the 2020 Presidential elections.