According to, the media has chosen Duke as the top team in the ACC, with UNC coming in third and NC State in seventh place.

According to, the media has chosen Duke as the top team in the ACC, with UNC coming in third and NC State in seventh place.

Duke University’s men’s basketball team has been selected as the top contender for the 2023-24 ACC season, while sophomore Kyle Filipowski has been chosen as the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. The decision was announced on Thursday by the conference, after a vote from a group of media members.

Filipowski, who was named the ACC Rookie of the Year, was chosen as a first-team Preseason All-ACC member. His classmate Tyrese Proctor was also selected as a second-team member in the preseason.

Duke, after winning a record-breaking 22nd ACC Tournament, secured the top spot in the preseason rankings with 44 out of 51 first-place votes and a total of 757 points. The top four teams in the preseason poll are Duke, Miami, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Filipowski received 35 votes for Preseason Player of the Year and was unanimously chosen for the first-team, earning all 51 potential votes from the media. The second-year player from Westtown, N.Y. is joined on the preseason first team by Armando Bacot (North Carolina), PJ Hall (Clemson), Reece Beekman (Virginia), and Norchad Omier (Miami).

Proctor received 24 votes, placing the second-year student on the preseason second team along with Judah Mintz (Syracuse), Nijel Pack (Miami), Blake Hinson (Pitt), and Quinten Post (Boston College). The Sydney, Australia native also earned a vote for Preseason Player of the Year.

Paolo Banchero, who was selected as the top pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, was the latest player from Duke University to receive the title of Preseason Player of the Year in the league.

The Blue Devils, ranked No. 2 in the AP preseason poll, play their lone exhibition game against UNC Pembroke on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The regular season tips off on Nov. 6, with Duke matching up at home against Dartmouth at 9 p.m.

Predicted Order of Finish (51 total votes)
1. Duke (44), 757
2. Miami (5), 693
3. North Carolina (1), 670
4. Virginia (1), 593
5. Clemson, 570
6. Wake Forest, 440
7. NC State, 420
8. Virginia Tech, 390
9. Pitt, 380
10. Syracuse, 321
11. Florida State, 294
12. Boston College, 227
13. Georgia Tech, 157
14. Louisville, 108
15. Notre Dame, 100

Votes for the first option are listed in parentheses.

Preseason All-ACC
First Team
Name, School, Votes
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 51

Armando Bacot from the University of North Carolina scored 50 points.
PJ Hall, Clemson, 48
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 44
Norchad Omier, Miami, 42

Second Team
Judah Mintz, Syracuse, 39
Nijel Pack, Miami, 34
Blake Hinson, Pitt, 33
Tyrese Proctor, Duke, 24
Quinten Post, Boston College, 23

Player of the Year before the season begins
Name, School, Votes
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 35

Armando Bacot, a 13-year-old from North Carolina.
PJ Hall, Clemson, 2
Tyrese Proctor, Duke, 1

Rookie of the Year for the Preseason
Name, School, Votes
Elliot Cadeau, North Carolina, 40
Jared McCain, Duke, 6
Caleb Foster, Duke, 3
Donald Hand Jr., Boston College, 1
Carlton Carrington, Pitt, 1