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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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
7th
SFG 11
KAN 4
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
Final
RICE 41
UNT 21
Final
NEB 42
RUTG 24
Final
KST 23
TEX 0
Final
ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
Final
NAVY 41
SJST 31
Final
BST 35
AKR 21
Final
GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
Final
WMICH 42
OHIO 21
Final
COL 37
UCLA 40
Final
UMO 10
KSU 3
Final
WAKE 17
BC 23
Final
BUF 14
CMICH 20
Final
MARS 35
FATL 16
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
Final
WASU 37
ARZ 59
 
Final
CLEM 16
SYR 6
Final
LAMON 18
TXST 22
 
Final
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 34
Final
COLST 45
WYO 31
 
Final
LSU 10
MISS 7
 
Final
TENN 20
ALA 34
 
Final
AUB 42
SCAR 35
 
4th
PSU 14
OSU 17
 
Half
UTAH 10
USC 14
 
2nd
WASH 0
ARST 0
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
Final
TOR 1
BOS 4
Final
NYI 7
DAL 5
Final
PHI 4
DET 2
Final
OTT 2
NJD 3
Final
MON 3
NYR 1
Final
STL 3
CHI 2
Final
NAS 0
PIT 3
Final
MIN 7
TAM 2
2nd Intermission
ARI 1
FLA 1
 
2nd
CAL 1
WAS 2
 
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14