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SU picked to finish 5th in the ACC, Duke picked for top spot

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SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Dion Wright #21 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies defends Tyler Lydon #20 of the Syracuse Orange during the first half on November 17, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The Syracuse University basketball team has been picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference this year, according to media voters.

Voters tapped Duke to finish at the top of the conference, ahead of North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisville.

SU sophomore Tyler Lydon was picked for the All-ACC Preseason Second-Team, while Nebraska transfer Andrew White received votes for Preseason Player of the Year, and incoming freshman Tyus Battle received some votes for Preseason Rookie of the Year.

Complete voting by the media:

ACC Operation Basketball 2016-17 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points

1. Duke (85) – 1359
2. North Carolina (6) – 1239
3. Virginia – 1125
4. Louisville – 1034
5. Syracuse – 905
6. NC State – 772
7. Notre Dame – 716
8. Florida State – 705
9. Miami – 650
10. Virginia Tech – 645
11. Clemson – 623
12. Pitt – 511
13. Wake Forest – 309
14. Georgia Tech – 199
15. Boston College – 128

2016-17 Preseason All-ACC Team
(votes in parenthesis)
First Team
Grayson Allen, Duke (87)
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson (70)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (45)
London Perrantes, Virginia (36)
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (34)
         
Second Team
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (22)
Jayson Tatum, Duke (21)
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse (20)
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State (16)
Michael Young, Pitt (14)

ACC Preseason Player of the Year
Grayson Allen, Duke (70)
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson (7)
London Perrantes, Virginia (5)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (5)
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (2)
Andrew White, Syracuse (1)
Davon Reed, Miami (1)

ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (51)
Jayson Tatum, Duke (20)
Harry Giles, Duke (10)
Tyus Battle, Syracuse (5)
VJ King, Louisville (2)
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State (2)
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech (1)

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