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Syracuse basketball picked to finish 10th at ACC Media Day

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One day after ACC Media Day wrapped up, we have the results from the attendee preseason poll.

The Syracuse Orange are projected to finish 10th in the league, according to the 69 (nice.) voters in attendance. While significantly ahead of Wake Forest, listed 11th, there was also a considerable gap between SU and Georgia Tech in 9th.

While the number seems low, it’s not really that far off from where they were last year (tied for eighth). And given the inexperience, it’s understandable that onlookers would see this as a slight step back from last season, at least on paper.

While Syracuse didn’t place any players on the All-ACC first or second team, Oshae Brissett received a vote ACC preseason rookie of the year. That honor was overwhelmingly won by Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, however, with 58 of the 69 votes.

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Full voting results below, plus All-ACC and ACC Player of the Year picks:

2017-18 Preseason Poll (First-place votes in parenthesis)

1. Duke Blue Devils: 1020 (57)

2. North Carolina Tar Heels: 921 (7)

3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 852 (4)

4. Miami Hurricanes: 809 (1)

5. Louisville Cardinals: 733

6. Virginia Cavaliers: 690

7. Virginia Tech Hokies: 549

8. Florida State Seminoles: 519

9. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: 468

10. Syracuse Orange: 420

11. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 378

12. N.C. State Wolfpack: 310

13. Clemson Tigers: 289

14. Boston College Eagles: 181

15. Pittsburgh Panthers: 141

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All-ACC First Team

Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

Grayson Allen, Duke

Joel Berry II, North Carolina

Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech

All-ACC Second Team

Bruce Brown Jr., Miami

Quentin Snider, Louisville

Deng Adel, Louisville

Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech

Jerome Robinson, Boston College

ACC Preseason Player of the Year: Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (49)