Five From ACC Ranked In USA TODAY Sports Coaches Preseason Poll


Four others from league are among those receiving votes

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Five Atlantic Coast Conference basketball teams are ranked among the Top 25 of the USA TODAY Sports coaches preseason poll announced on Thursday, including four among the top 10.

Duke leads the way at No. 3, followed by North Carolina at No. 6, defending ACC champion Virginia at No. 8 and Louisville at No. 9. Syracuse received a No. 24 preseason ranking. The ACC’s four teams ranked among the top 10 leads all conferences.

In addition, ACC members Pitt, Notre Dame, Florida State and Miami are among the teams receiving votes.

The 2014-15 season, which  will be the ACC’s 62nd, gets underway on Friday, Nov. 14. Click here for the complete schedule information.