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Preseason ACC basketball poll 2014: NC State picked to finish 9th

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The preseason ACC men's basketball media poll is out, and as was the case with Ken Pomeroy's preseason ratings earlier in the week, NC State checks in at No. 9. Five different teams received multiple first place votes, though Duke is the clear favorite to take the conference title.

The voting breakdown, via the ACC:

Team & Points (first place votes)
1. Duke (41): 935
2. North Carolina (12): 870
3. Louisville (3): 847
4. Virginia: 824 (7)
5. Syracuse: 706 (2)
6. Pitt: 592
7. Notre Dame: 515
8. Florida State: 506
9. NC State: 478
10. Miami: 442
11. Clemson: 330
12. Wake Forest: 221
13. Georgia Tech: 195
14. Boston College: 184
15. Virginia Tech: 155

We'll show you! We'll show you all! *shakes fist at sky*

Marcus Paige is the preseason Player of the Year, while Duke's Jahlil Okafor earned preseason Rookie of the Year honors. It's nice to see those two programs finally get some decent talent back on their rosters after so many decades of struggle.

2014-15 Preseason All-ACC Team (votes)
Marcus Paige, North Carolina (63)
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville (58)
Jahlil Okafor, Duke (57)
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia (55)
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame (24)