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UNC picked first, Duke second, N.C. State ninth in preseason ACC poll

Posted October 26, 2008

North Carolina was the unanimous choice to win the ACC in men’s basketball, with Duke picked second and N.C. State picked ninth.

The voting was held Sunday in Atlanta by the media at Operation Basketball.

UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson and Duke’s Gerald Henderson were named to the preseason All-ACC team, and Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu was the preseason rookie of the year.

ACC basketball preseason poll

Operation Basketball, Atlanta (40 total ballots)

1. North Carolina (40) 480

2. Duke 436

3. Wake Forest 354

4. Miami 344

5. Clemson 306

6. Virginia Tech 298

7. Maryland 192

8. Georgia Tech 186

9. N.C. State 179

10. Florida State 145

11. Boston College 123

12. Virginia 79

Preseason all-conference team

(37 ballots)

C Tyler Hansbrough, UNC

G Tyrese Rice,Boston College

G Jack McClinton, Miami

G Ty Lawson, UNC

G-F Gerald Henderson, Duke

Preseason Player of the Year

Tyler Hansbrough (unanimous)

Preseason Rookie of the Year

Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest

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  • OriginalBlueDevil Oct 28, 6:27 a.m.

    Wade - they are all right - wellunceducated is the notorious Mad Buc. He's a vulgar juvenile that works at Duke and has had more Golo accounts involuntarily deactivated than any other poster. He even appeared last week as some other new poster and admitted to being Mad Buc.

  • Jeremiah Oct 27, 4:08 p.m.

    "The difference between a TRUE fan and a wanna-be fan is how they refer to their favorite team. TRUE fans refer to their favorite team in the 1st person. However, the real issue here is why are you so bitter against a UNC fan? Did a Tar Heel fan steal your lunch money? Or are you just jealous because your team doesn't have the fan support? "

    no wade, the issue is that wellunceducated is an uneducated troll who tries to stir the pot constantly. and has people like you talking about "lunch money" stolen. And I'd say that anyone who actually attends the school is more of a "TRUE" fan than one who didn't. How easy is it just to say "i'm a carolina fan" for no other reason than they're consistently good?

  • TarheelTurtle Oct 27, 2:32 p.m.

    Sorry Wade, you must be new here. Everyone knows that wellunceducated is most definitely NOT a Carolina fan. Or even a Duke or State fan for that matter. Stay tuned for further demented maniacal posts from him...you'll see.

  • hi_i_am_wade Oct 27, 11:53 a.m.

    "Let's GO HEELS, LET'S WIN OUR 36TH SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! "

    funny... View More

    — Posted by Jeremiah

    The difference between a TRUE fan and a wanna-be fan is how they refer to their favorite team. TRUE fans refer to their favorite team in the 1st person. However, the real issue here is why are you so bitter against a UNC fan? Did a Tar Heel fan steal your lunch money? Or are you just jealous because your team doesn't have the fan support?

  • Jeremiah Oct 27, 9:32 a.m.

    "Let's GO HEELS, LET'S WIN OUR 36TH SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! "

    funny wellunceducated, you use "LET'S" and "OUR", like you're somehow part of it, when its quite obvious you never even attended the school.

  • CAROLINA43 Oct 27, 9:31 a.m.

    Everybody is undefeated right now and being ranked #1 in all the polls simply means you will get everybody's best effort game-in and game-out. That's nothing new for UNC, or even Dook for that matter. Everybody in the country wants to beat the very best. Great recognition...great recruiting tool, but you don't get the 2009 NCAA Championship without playing the games. So, let's get it started!!! GO HEELS!!

  • TarheelTurtle Oct 27, 8:58 a.m.

    I agree, preseason means nothing. Just ask the Clemson Football players.

  • ncguy Oct 27, 8:47 a.m.

    Pre season picks are just shots in the dark.
    I say the heels lose 2 games in the regular season.

  • Me again Oct 27, 8:31 a.m.

    NCSU picked 9th? What did they ever do to deserve that? don't the voters know NC State DOMINATED Canada?

  • tlg0022 Oct 26, 9:21 p.m.

    you're right wade, it isn't obvious because Duke could be first at the end :)

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