Duke voted ACC basketball pre-season favorite, Syracuse ranks No. 10.

WSYR-TV - Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Duke leads the 2017-18 preseason media poll conducted as part of the league’s annual Operation Basketball held earlier this week in Charlotte.

The Blue Devils, who finished 28-9 last season, won the New York Life ACC Tournament and earned the program’s 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, received 57 of 69 first-place votes in the preseason poll released Thursday.

Syracuse was picked 10th, while Wake Forest, NC State, Clemson, Boston College and Pittsburgh rounded out the voting.

Orange freshman Oshae Brissett was ranked at the top for the ACC pre-season Rookie of the Year.

Duke was picked as the ACC preseason favorite for the 18th time in the 49-year history of the poll and the 17th time under current head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils were also tabbed as the favorite prior to last season.

ACC Operation Basketball 2017-18 Preseason Poll
 (First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points
 1. Duke (57) - 1020
2. North Carolina (7) - 921
3. Notre Dame (4) - 852
4. Miami (1) - 809
5. Louisville - 733
6. Virginia - 690
7. Virginia Tech - 549
8. Florida State – 519
9. Georgia Tech - 468
10. Syracuse - 420
11. Wake Forest - 378
12. NC State - 310
13. Clemson - 289
14. Boston College - 181
15. Pittsburgh – 141
 


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