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ACC Preseason Rankings: Boston College picked to finish last in Coaches Poll

Steve Donahue's club is coming off a last-place season, and his fellow coaches tab the Eagles to finish last again in 2012-13.

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The preseason ACC Coaches Poll is out and Boston College is picked to finish last in the conference. The Eagles tied for last place in 2011-12 with a 4-12 conference record, and the conference's coaches don't see much improvement in year three of the Steve Donahue era. This is the first time the ACC has tabbed the coaches for a poll, with the traditional media poll set to be released later this week.

In an unexpected departure from the typical Duke-Carolina dominance, NC State was voted No. 1 by the coaches. The complete ACC rankings, per WEEI, below:

  1. North Carolina State (139 points, eight first-place votes)
  2. Duke (130 points, three first-place votes)
  3. North Carolina (124 points, one first-place vote)
  4. Miami (104)
  5. Florida State (103)
  6. Maryland (78)
  7. Virginia (68)
  8. Clemson (61)
  9. Georgia Tech (40)
  10. Virginia Tech / Wake Forest (32)
  11. Boston College (25)

The Eagles also did not place a member on the individual preseason lists, with the Wolfpack's C.J. Leslie voted as Preseason Player of the Year and his teammate Rodney Purvis voted as Preseason Freshman of the Year.