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BC picked last in ACC basketball coaches poll

10.15.12 at 7:58 pm ET

Boston College was picked last in the ACC basketball coaches poll released Monday. NC State, which returns four starters from last season’s 24-13 team that reached the Sweet 16, was voted to the top spot, receiving eight first-place votes and 139 points. Following the Wolfpack are perennial powers Duke (130 points, three first-place votes) and North Carolina (124 points, one first-place vote).

The rest of the poll consists of Miami (104), Florida State (103), Maryland (78), Virginia (68), Clemson (61), Georgia Tech (40) and a tie for 10th between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest (32), ahead of BC (25).

NC State junior forward Lorenzo Brown was tabbed as the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. Brown averaged 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds last season. Joining Brown on the Preseason All-ACC team are NC State classmate C.J. Leslie, North Carolina sophomore James Michael McAdoo, Duke senior Mason Plumlee and Florida State senior Michael Snaer.

NC State freshman Rodney Purvis was named Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year.

This is the first year the ACC has polled its coaches for predictions and an all-league team. The media poll will be released later this week.

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