Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Duke picked to win ACC; UNC 3rd, N.C. State 4th

OK, the votes are in at the ACC's Operation Basketball in Charlotte. Duke is picked to win the ACC again, with North Carolina picked third and N.C. State fourth. Duke got 61 of 62 votes to win it.

Kyle Singler of Duke leads the preseason All-ACC basketball team, joined by Malcolm Delaney of Virginia Tech, Nolan Smith of Duke, Tracy Smith of N.C. State and Chris Singleton of FSU.

Singler is the preseason Player of the Year and Harrison Barnes of UNC is the preseason Rookie of the Year.

Here is the voting:

1, Duke (61) 743
2, Va. Tech 632
3, UNC (1) 622
4, N.C. State 526
5, Florida State 496
6, Maryland 432
7, Clemson 335
8, Miami 432
9, Ga. Tech 274
10, Boston College 173
11, Virginia 164
12, Wake Forest 134

1, Kyle Singler, Duke, 62
2, Malcolm Delaney, VT, 61
3, Nolan Smith, Duke, 55
4, Tracy Smith, N.C. State, 45
5, Chris Singleton, FSU, 29

1 comment:

  1. You'll notice that my earlier predictions were very similar to the basketball writers' picks. In fact, the predicted order was identical except I chose Boston College 9th and Georgia Tech 10th and the writers flip-flopped those two teams.
    The First Team All-ACC squad was identical except that I have Harrison Barnes as the fifth player while the writers at Operation ACC Basketball put Chris Singleton as the fifth player.
    Any other predictions out there? Do you think Singleton will be better than Barnes this year?