Media Picks Pack 10th in Preseason Poll

The sportswriters have picked NC State to finish 10th in the ACC in their preseason poll

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke will enter the 2013-14 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league's annual "Operation Basketball."

The Blue Devils, who return starting guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon from last season's 30-6 NCAA Regional finalist, and whose highly-touted group of newcomers includes sophomore transfer Rodney Hood and freshman Jabari Parker, received 50 of 54 first-place votes in a preseason poll of media in attendance at Wednesday's event.

ACC newcomer Syracuse (three first-place votes) placed second in the voting, followed by North Carolina (one first-place vote) and Virginia.

Notre Dame placed fifth, followed by Pittsburgh, Maryland and Boston College. Florida State placed ninth, followed by NC State, Georgia Tech, defending ACC champion Miami, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Team                                                     Points

1. Duke (50)                                        805

2. Syracuse (3)                                   753

3. North Carolina (1)                       668

4. Virginia                                            612

5. Notre Dame                                  608

6. Pitt                                                    477

7. Maryland                                        473

8. Boston College                             457

9. Florida State                                  334

10. NC State                                      332

11. Georgia Tech                              311

12. Miami                                            224

13. Wake Forest                               220

14. Clemson                                       141

15. Virginia Tech                               65

2013-14 Preseason All-ACC Team

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Joe Harris, Virginia

Rodney Hood, Duke

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

Jabari Parker, Duke


ACC Preseason Player of the Year

C.J. Fair, Syracuse (17 votes)

Also receiving multiple votes: Joe Harris, Virginia 16; Rodney Hood, Duke 7; Jabari Parker, Duke 5; Olivier Hanlan, Boston College 3


ACC Rookie of the Year

Jabari Parker, Duke (52 votes)

Also receiving votes: Tyler Ennis, Syracuse 1; No player named on 1 ballot

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