UNC ranked No. 1 in ACC preseason poll

North Carolina NCAA college basketball coach Roy Williams answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Tar Heels have been picked by the media as the ACC basketball preseason favorite.



From the ACC:

"The Tar Heels, who return four starters from last year's team that reached the finals of the ACC Tournament and the 'Sweet 16' of the NCAAs, received 60 of 89 first-place votes in Wednesday's preseason poll. In addition to point guard Marcus Paige, the Tar Heels will welcome back forwards Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks and sophomore guard Justin Jackson. Five additional players that saw significant playing time from last season's 26-12 team are also set to return."

Duke finishes out the top 3 and NC state was selected eighth. UNC also shares the top spot with Kentucky in the preseason coaches' poll.

Here's a look at the full poll (first place votes):

1. North Carolina (60)
2. Virginia (18)
3. Duke (8)
4. Notre Dame (1)
5. Miami
6. Florida State (1)
7. Louisville
8. NC State
9. Syracuse (1)
10. Pitt
11. Wake Forest
12. Clemson
13. Georgia Tech
14. Virginia Tech
15. Boston College

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