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Published: October 23, 2018

ACC Preseason Rankings

Operation basketball is slated for October 24, so let’s explore how the preseason rankings line up with the end of the regular season. This is for teams only, not for player preseason All-ACC teams.

Below is a chart comparing preseason rankings to end of regular season rankings in the conference since the start of the 2003-04 season. A few observations from exploring these rankings.

Carolina atop the rankings

Most frequent team picked first in the preseason

Accuracy at the bottom?

Or accuracy at the top?

Most inaccurate predictions

Preseason 2018 Regular Season
1 Duke 2
2 North Carolina 3
3 Notre Dame 10
4 Miami 3
5 Louisville 8
6 Virginia 1
7 Virginia Tech 7
8 Florida State 8
9 Georgia Tech 13
10 Syracuse 10
11 Wake Forest 14
12 NC State 3
13 Clemson 3
14 Boston College 12
15 Pittsburgh 15

Preseason 2017 Regular Season
1 Duke 5
2 North Carolina 1
3 Virginia 5
4 Louisville 2
5 Syracuse 7
6 NC State 13
7 Notre Dame 2
8 Florida State 2
9 Miami 7
10 Virginia Tech 7
11 Clemson 12
12 Pittsburgh 13
13 Wake Forest 10
14 Georgia Tech 11
15 Boston College 15

Preseason 2016 Regular Season
1 North Carolina 1
2 Virginia 2
3 Duke 5
4 Notre Dame 5
5 Miami 2
6 Florida State 11
7 Louisville 4
8 NC State 13
9 Syracuse 9
10 Pittsburgh 9
11 Wake Forest 14
12 Clemson 7
13 Georgia Tech 11
14 Virginia Tech 7
15 Boston College 15

Preseason 2015 Regular Season
1 Duke 2
2 North Carolina 5
3 Louisville 4
4 Virginia 1
5 Syracuse 8
6 Pittsburgh 9
7 Notre Dame 3
8 Florida State 9
9 NC State 6
10 Miami 6
11 Clemson 9
12 Wake Forest 12
13 Georgia Tech 14
14 Boston College 13
15 Virginia Tech 15

Preseason 2014 Regular Season
1 Duke 3
2 Syracuse 2
3 North Carolina 3
4 Virginia 1
5 Notre Dame 11
6 Pittsburgh 5
7 Maryland 7
8 Boston College 14
9 Florida State 7
10 NC State 7
11 Georgia Tech 11
12 Miami 10
13 Wake Forest 11
14 Clemson 6
15 Virginia Tech 15

Preseason 2013 Regular Season
1 NC State 4
2 Duke 2
3 North Carolina 3
4 Florida State 6
5 Miami 1
6 Maryland 7
7 Virginia 4
8 Clemson 11
9 Georgia Tech 9
10 Virginia Tech 12
11 Wake Forest 9
12 Boston College 8

Preseason 2012 Regular Season
1 North Carolina 1
2 Duke 2
3 Florida State 3
4 Virginia 4
5 Miami 4
6 Virginia Tech 9
7 Clemson 7
8 NC State 4
9 Maryland 8
10 Georgia Tech 9
11 Wake Forest 9
12 Boston College 9

Preseason 2011 Regular Season
1 Duke 2
2 Virginia Tech 4
3 North Carolina 1
4 NC State 10
5 Florida State 3
6 Maryland 7
7 Clemson 4
8 Miami 9
9 Georgia Tech 10
10 Boston College 4
11 Virginia 7
12 Wake Forest 12

Preseason 2010 Regular Season
1 Duke 1
1 North Carolina 10
3 Clemson 6
4 Georgia Tech 7
5 Maryland 2
6 Wake Forest 5
7 Florida State 3
8 Virginia Tech 4
9 Boston College 8
10 Miami 12
11 Virginia 9
12 NC State 11

Preseason 2009 Regular Season
1 North Carolina 1
2 Duke 3
3 Wake Forest 2
4 Miami 9
5 Clemson 5
6 Virginia Tech 8
7 Maryland 7
8 Georgia Tech 12
9 NC State 10
10 Florida State 4
11 Boston College 6
12 Virginia 11

Preseason 2008 Regular Season
1 North Carolina 1
2 Duke 2
3 NC State 12
4 Clemson 3
5 Virginia 10
6 Maryland 6
7 Georgia Tech 7
8 Boston College 11
9 Florida State 9
10 Virginia Tech 4
11 Wake Forest 8
12 Miami 5

Preseason 2007 Regular Season
1 North Carolina 1
2 Duke 7
3 Boston College 4
4 Georgia Tech 6
5 Florida State 9
6 Virginia Tech 3
7 Maryland 5
8 Virginia 2
9 Clemson 8
10 Wake Forest 11
11 Miami 12
12 NC State 10

Preseason 2006 Regular Season
1 Duke 1
2 Boston College 3
3 Wake Forest 12
4 NC State 4
5 Maryland 6
6 North Carolina 2
7 Miami 8
8 Virginia Tech 10
9 Georgia Tech 11
10 Clemson 9
11 Florida State 5
12 Virginia 7

Preseason 2005 Regular Season
1 Wake Forest 2
2 North Carolina 1
3 Georgia Tech 5
4 Duke 3
5 NC State 7
6 Maryland 8
7 Florida State 10
8 Virginia 11
9 Clemson 9
10 Virginia Tech 4
11 Miami 6

Preseason 2004 Regular Season
1 Duke 1
2 North Carolina 4
3 Wake Forest 3
4 NC State 2
5 Maryland 6
6 Florida State 7
7 Georgia Tech 3
8 Virginia 8
9 Clemson 9