Clemson Basketball: ACC Media Not High On Tigers

For the fourth consecutive year, and sixth time in seven years, the media has chosen Duke as the favorite to win the ACC. Following them in the preseason rankings were UNC, Louisville, and Virginia.

Having lost PG Clyde Trapp and PF Jonathon Baehre to ACL injuries, it’s not surprising that the Tigers are picked in the bottom third of the league at number 11. Head coach Brad Brownell will need to rely on some young, inexperienced talent in the upcoming season. However, his team did win the gold medal at the World University Games back in the spring.

The complete preseason rankings are listed below, along with total points and first place votes in parentheses.

1. Duke (51), 1564

2. North Carolina (19), 1493

3. Louisville (29), 1448

4. Virginia (12), 1405

5. Florida State, 1157

6. NC State, 1038

7. Notre Dame, 915

8. Syracuse, 910

9. Miami, 768

10. Pitt, 577

11. Clemson, 564

12. Georgia Tech, 437

13. Boston College, 382

14. Virginia Tech, 334

15. Wake Forest, 328

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JP_Priester

A writer for SBNation's "Shakin' The Southland" covering Clemson Athletics

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