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NC State men’s hoops picked to finish 8th in ACC; women’s hoops picked to finish 2nd

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NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at N.C. State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason polls for both men’s and women’s basketball were released this week. On the men’s side, NC State was picked to finish eighth by media members, while Virginia is the preseason pick to win the league.

UNC’s Garrison Brooks is the preseason Player of the Year, and FSU’s Scottie Barnes is the pick for Freshman of the Year. Wolfpack guard Cam Hayes received one vote in the FOY category.

Predicted Order of Finish
School, Points

1. Virginia (97), 2214

2. Duke (34), 2146

3. Florida State (15), 1973

4. North Carolina (7), 1933

5. Louisville (2), 1693

6. Syracuse, 1234

7. Miami, 1223

8. NC State, 1149

9. Georgia Tech, 1147

10. Clemson, 1057

11. Virginia Tech, 794

12. Notre Dame, 769

13. Pitt, 635

14. Boston College, 404

15. Wake Forest, 229

First-place votes in parentheses; 155 total voters

On the women’s side, the defending ACC champion Wolfpack was picked to finish second, behind Louisville. Both Elissa Cunane and Jakia Brown-Turner earned preseason all-conference honors.