Charlotte - For the first time since the '74-75 season, N.C. State is the preseason favorite to win the ACC men's basketball championship.
The Wolfpack returns four starters from last year's team that reached the Sweet 16. State's C.J. Leslie is the preseason Player of the Year. Duke is second, then North Carolina, Florida State and Miami.
Maryland heads the second five, UVa is 7th, then Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in at 10th. Wake Forest and Boston College come in at 11 and 12 in the media preseason poll.