Hokies Picked Second in the ACC; Delaney Named to Preseason All-ACC Team

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The ACC media met on Wednesday and picked Virginia Tech to finish second in
the conference standings this season. They also selected Malcolm Delaney to the
Preseason All-ACC team.

The Hokies finished 25-9 last season, and went 10-6 during the regular season
in the ACC. However they did not make the NCAA Tournament, instead advancing to
the quarterfinals of the NIT before being knocked out by Rhode Island. They
became the first 10-6 team in ACC history to not make the NCAA Tournament.

This year the Hokies return all five starters and are ranked in the top 25 in
numerous preseason polls. Here is how the ACC media sees the conference shaking
out.

ACC
Predicted Order of Finish
Place School Points
1
Duke (61*)
743
2
Virginia Tech
632
3
UNC (1)
622
4
NC State
526
5
Florida State
496
6
Maryland
432
7
Clemson
335
8
Miami
305
9
Georgia Tech
274
10
Boston College
173
11
UVA
164
12
Wake Forest
134

* First place votes in parentheses

 

Duke is the defending National Champion, and they return Kyle Singler, who
was named the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. They also bring back Nolan
Smith, who is a Preseason All-ACC guard.

North Carolina disappointed last season and only made the NIT, but they
brought in a strong freshman class led by Harrison Barnes, the ACC Preseason
Rookie of the Year.

NC State was picked to finish fourth based on the return of All-ACC forward
Tracy Smith, as well as one of the best recruiting classes in the country. The
Wolfpack signed five star point guard Ryan Harrow, five star forward C.J.
Leslie, and top 40 guard Lorenzo Brown.

Here’s how the media sees the All-ACC team.

Preseason
All-ACC
Pos. Player School Votes
F
Kyle Singler

Duke
62*
G
Malcolm Delaney

Virginia Tech
61
G
Nolan Smith

Duke
55
F
Tracy Smith

NC State
45
F
Chris Singleston

FSU
29

*Unanimous

 

Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney was just one vote shy of being a unanimous
selection.

The Hokies’ season begins on Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm when they host
Campbell. The first ACC game of the season is Maryland vs. Seattle on November
8.

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