Tigers picked 14th in new-look ACC

Clemson's Jordan Roper shoots free-throws in the second half.

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Clemson's Jordan Roper shoots free-throws in the second half.

Clemson was picked next-to-last (14th) in the new-look ACC, trailing Wake Forest and ahead of Virginia Tech.

The league added Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame on July 1, and will include reigning national champ Louisville next year.

The Blue Devils were picked as the ACC preseason favorite for the 14th time in the 45-year history of the poll and the 13th time in 34 years under current head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke was last tabbed as the favorite prior to the 2010-11 season, which the Blue Devils finished second in the regular-season standings but captured their league-record 19th ACC Tournament title.

The Tigers finished 13-18 last year, losing 10-of-11 to close the season.

ACC Operation Basketball 2013-14 Preseason Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Team Points

1. Duke (50) 805

2. Syracuse (3) 753

3. North Carolina (1) 668

4. Virginia 612

5. Notre Dame 608

6. Pitt 477

7. Maryland 473

8. Boston College 457

9. Florida State 334

10. NC State 332

11. Georgia Tech 311

12. Miami 224

13. Wake Forest 220

14. Clemson 141

15. Virginia Tech 65

2013-14 Preseason All-ACC Team

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Joe Harris, Virginia

Rodney Hood, Duke

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

Jabari Parker, Duke

ACC Preseason Player of the Year

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

ACC Rookie of the Year

Jabari Parker, Duke

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