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BSD Staff ACC Basketball Preseason Predictions

The staff takes a crack at the standings and the awards

NCAA Virginia versus UNCW men’s basketball Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The media released their preseason All-ACC teams and awards last week, and with the season starting up this week, we decided we would do our own. Here are the results, with votes in parentheses:

Player of the Year

Garrison Brooks, North Carolina (3-Unanimous)

Iona v North Carolina Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Freshman of the Year

Scottie Barnes, Florida State (3-Unanimous)

Coach of the Year

Tony Bennett, Virginia (2)

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State (1)

All-ACC First Team

Garrison Brooks, North Carolina (3-Unanimous)

Sam Hauser, Virginia (3-Unanimous)

Aamir Simms, Clemson (2)

Chris Lykes, Miami (2)

M.J. Walker, Florida State (1)

Scottie Barnes, Florida State (1)

Kihei Clark, Virginia (1)

Joseph Girard III, Syracuse (1)

Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech (1)

Projected Order of Finish

(First place is worth 15 points, second 14 points, etc.)

1) Virginia Cavaliers (45; 3 First Place Votes-Unanimous)

2) Florida State Seminoles (41)

3) Duke Blue Devils (39)

4) North Carolina Tar Heels (36)

5) Louisville Cardinals (34)

6) Syracuse Orange (30)

7) North Carolina State Wolfpack (23)

8) Miami Hurricanes (22)

9) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (21)

10) Clemson Tigers (20)

11) Virginia Tech Hokies (19)

12) Pittsburgh Panthers (11)

13) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9)

14) Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7)

15) Boston College Eagles (3)

What do you all think of our picks? Do you have your own picks? Comment below.