The Washington Times - October 15, 2012, 03:59PM

The ACC’s basketball coaches picked Maryland to finish sixth in a preseason poll.

It is the first time the league’s coaches have participated in a preseason vote. The league’s media will issue their prognostications Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

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Maryland is coming off a 17-15 season that earned them the No. 8 seed in the ACC tournament. The Terrapins lost two starters off that team.

Coaches picked N.C. State to win the conference.

The full rundown:

1. N.C. State (8), 139
2. Duke (3), 130
3. North Carolina (1), 124
4. Miami, 104
5. Florida State, 103
6. Maryland, 78
7. Virginia, 68
8. Clemson, 61
9. Georgia Tech, 40
T-10. Virginia Tech, 32
T-10. Wake Forest, 32
12. Boston College, 25

PRESEASON ALL-ACC

G Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State
F C.J. Leslie, N.C. State
F James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
F Mason Plumlee, Duke
G Michael Snaer, Florida State

PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

F C.J. Leslie, N.C. State

PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

G Rodney Purvis, N.C. State

Patrick Stevens