The Washington Times - October 26, 2008, 04:26PM

ATLANTA —- Just was handed the ACC‘s preseason basketball poll.

This media day event is usually held in Greensboro, N.C. With a shift further away from the league’s geographic center, the conference could scrounge up only 40 reporters willing to vote on this stuff.


There are two beat writers who cover Maryland down here, which is more than the total who cover a few of the other conference schools. Some don’t even appear to have attracted any regular media at all.

Anyway, here’s the 12-team rundown. Gotta jump onto Ralph Friedgen’s Sunday teleconference here in a second.

No. Team         Points

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

—- Patrick Stevens