The preseason AP Top 25 for Men’s College Basketball for the 2019-20 is out. Here’s a look at how the ACC stacked up. Michigan State landed at the top of the poll, but two teams in the top five and three of the top 10 hail from the ACC.
- No. 4 Duke
- No. 5 Louisville
- No. 9 North Carolina
- No. 11 Virginia
BREAKING: No. 1 Michigan State (@MSU_Basketball) tops AP preseason men’s basketball Top 25 poll; Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and Louisville round out top five.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) October 21, 2019
Outside of those first four teams, four other ACC teams received votes and landed on the initial outskirts of the poll.
- Florida State (36)
- Notre Dame (7)
- Syracuse (3)
- NC State (3)
Of that group, Florida State is the one that surprises some. The Seminoles projects as a top 15 team, according to KenPom. Florida State, led by Trent Forrest and Devin Vassell, is on track to have one of the better defenses in the country.