GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -Defending national champion North Carolina and Duke are co-favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils shared first place in voting at Sunday's ACC Operation Basketball, the first tie in the four-decade history of the preseason event.
Duke earned 25 of 48 first-place votes from media members and finished with 545 points, while North Carolina earned 20 first-place votes and also finished with 545 points.
Clemson was picked third, followed by Georgia Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Miami, Virginia and North Carolina State.
In addition, Duke's Kyle Singler was voted preseason ACC player of the year and Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors was voted rookie of the year.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Fresh off its first Sweet 16 berth in three years, Indiana seems to be trending back in the right direction under coach Tom Crean. This fall, though, will challenge the...
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim head men’s basketball coach last week. Will the 31-year-old be able to keep the Colonials humming in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Villanova always understood the myriad challenges of defending a national title. Yet the program definitely couldn’t have foreseen Friday’s bit of bad news.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Team Pages