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ACC Releases Preseason Rankings




Oct. 23, 2013

Preseason All-ACC Release

Chestnut Hill, Mass- Duke was named the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball preseason favorite in both a vote of the league's Blue Ribbon Panel and Coaches Poll announced on Wednesday by the conference. Boston College was chosen to finish 11th in both polls.

Note Dame, which will compete in the conference for the first time this season, earned the second spot in both polls. The Fighting Irish lost in the semifinal to Louisville last season. Maryland was chosen to finish third in both polls.

Two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas of Maryland was predicted to become a three-time winner in 2013-14 in both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the coaches’ votes. She averaged 18.89 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.

The Eagles will open the 2013-14 regular season on Saturday, Nov. 9 as they host No. 7 Stanford University. BC’s first ACC game will take place on January 5 when the Eagles host Virginia Tech at 1 p.m.

Group and individual game tickets for the 2013-14 women's basketball season are available through the BC ticket office or online at http://tinyurl.com/mvoleaa.

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll

1. Duke                       (843 points, 39 first-place votes)

2. Notre Dame            (794 points, 14 first-place votes)

3. Maryland                 (745 points, 3 first-place votes)

4. North Carolina        (715 points, 1 first-place vote)

T5. Georgia Tech        (527 points)

T5. Florida State         (527 points)

7. Syracuse                  (517 points)

8. Virginia                   (470 points)

9. Miami                      (419 points)

10. NC State               (363 points)

11. Boston College     (304 points)

12. Wake Forest          (263 points)

13. Virginia Tech        (213 points)

14. Clemson                (159 points)

15. Pittsburgh              (102 points)

 

ACC Coaches’ Preseason Poll

1.  Duke                      (220 points, 10 first place votes)

2. Notre Dame            (211 points, 5 first place votes)

3. Maryland                 (195 points)

4.  North Carolina       (182 points)

5.  Georgia Tech          (146 points)

6.  Florida State          (137 points)

7. Syracuse                  (133 points)

8.  Virginia                  (128 points)

9.  Miami                     (103 points)

10. NC State               (90 points)

11. Boston College     (75 points)

12. Wake Forest          (68 points)

13. Virginia Tech        (58 points)

14. Clemson                (34 points)

15. Pittsburgh              (20 points) 

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