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Duke Tops ACC Media Preseason Poll

Grayson Allen shushes the crowd during a Duke game.

The Blue Devils are the preseason favorite to win the ACC.

Once again, the Duke Blue Devils are expected to compete for an ACC title, and this season, they're the favorite by a wide margin.

The ACC released its preseason media poll earlier today, and Duke received 57 of the 69 first-place votes. North Carolina, the defending national champions, received only seven first-place votes.

Here's the entire poll, per an official ACC release:

ACC Operation Basketball 2017-18 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points
1. Duke (57) - 1020
2. North Carolina (7) - 921
3. Notre Dame (4) - 852
4. Miami (1) - 809
5. Louisville - 733
6. Virginia - 690
7. Virginia Tech - 549
8. Florida State – 519
9. Georgia Tech - 468
10. Syracuse - 420
11. Wake Forest - 378
12. NC State - 310
13. Clemson - 289
14. Boston College - 181
15. Pittsburgh – 141

Its shouldn't come as a surprise that Duke dominated the poll. The Blue Devils are by and large the favorites to win the national title this year.