My ACC Basketball preseason ballot: All-ACC team, player of the year, predicted finish, more

accToday was the day to vote for the preseason All-ACC team, player of the year and to gauge the predicted order of finish in the league. Among other things, that means we’re another day closer to the start of the college basketball season. Life is, indeed, good.

Here’s what I submitted to the league office.


All-ACC Team

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
  • Marcus Paige, North Carolina
  • Anthony Gill, Virginia
  • Brice Johnson, North Carolina
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State

Player of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

Rookie of the Year: Brandon Ingram, Duke


Predicted Order of Finish

  1. Virginia
  2. North Carolina
  3. Duke
  4. Notre Dame
  5. N.C. State
  6. Wake Forest
  7. Miami
  8. Louisville
  9. Georgia Tech
  10. Florida State
  11. Syracuse
  12. Clemson
  13. Pitt
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Boston College

– Column by Chris Graham

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