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Heels Picked to Win ACC; Paige Preseason Co-ACC POY

To cap off ACC's Operation Basketball the preseason poll, All-ACC teams, player rand rookie of the year.

ACC Operation Basketball 2015-16 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points


1. North Carolina (60): 1292

2. Virginia (18): 1226

3. Duke (8): 1187

4. Notre Dame (1): 949

5. Miami: 841

6. Florida State (1): 827

7. Louisville: 821

8. NC State: 808

9. Syracuse (1): 666

10. Pitt: 623

11. Wake Forest: 391

12. Clemson: 359

13. Georgia Tech: 296

14. Virginia Tech: 260

15. Boston College: 134

2015-16 Preseason All-ACC Team
(votes in parenthesis)

First team

Marcus Paige, Sr., North Carolina (86)

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia (77)

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, So., Florida State (43)

Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke (29)

Demetrius Jackson, Jr., Notre Dame (28)

Second team

Anthony Gill, Sr., Virginia (27)

Grayson Allen, So., Duke (27)

Zach Auguste, Sr., Notre Dame (24)

Anthony “Cat” Barber, Jr., NC State (22)

Brice Johnson, Sr., North Carolina (22)


ACC Preseason Co-Players of the Year

Marcus Paige, Sr., North Carolina

Malcolm Brodgon, Sr., Virginia

ACC Preseason Freshman of the Year

Brandon Ingram, Duke

Marcus Paige has been named as the league top play in the preseason poll for the second straight year this time sharing it with Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon. Paige was also named to the All-ACC First Team with Brice Johnson snagging a spot on the All-ACC Second Team.

UNC is the #1 pick for the media with 60 first place votes, one of six teams to get at least one first place vote. Virginia got 18 first place votes. The Cavaliers will again end up with a slightly easier schedule than UNC so it would not be surprising if Virginia found a way to finish atop the league standings for a third straight season.