Brownlow: Virginia, UNC’s Marcus Paige headline preseason All-ACC ballot

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige was named preseason ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Preseason All-ACC projections and projected standings were released Wednesday afternoon at ACC Media Day in Charlotte. I voted, and the media’s overall votes — if different from mine — are in parentheses.

Noteworthy results included: Duke received 41 of 65 first-place votes, North Carolina was second with 12 votes while last year’s champion Virginia got seven votes. Just be sure to save for reference so you can make fun of the media for how wrong we all were at the end of the season.

STANDINGS

1. Virginia (Duke)

2. North Carolina

3. Louisville

4. Duke (Virginia)

5. Syracuse (Syracuse)

6. NC State (Pittsburgh)

7. Pittsburgh (Notre Dame)

8. Florida State

9. Notre Dame (NC State)

10. Miami

11. Clemson

12. Georgia Tech (Wake Forest)

13. Boston College (Georgia Tech)

14. Wake Forest (Boston College)

15. Virginia Tech

ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

Aaron Thomas, Florida State (Jahlil Okafor, Duke)

Olivier Hanlan, Boston College (Jerian Grant, Notre Dame)

ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

ACC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jahlil Okafor, Duke