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John Swofford

Tuned in: ACC looks for boost with 2019 launch of TV channel

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Atlantic Coast Conference teams open the season this week, their games will air on several television platforms, from ABC and Fox to ESPNU and the CBS Sports Network.

A year from now, that list will also include the ACC's own channel.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Dec 10
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (57)8-01,5832
2Duke (4)9-11,4543
3Tennessee (1)7-11,4217
4Gonzaga (1)9-11,4121
5Michigan (1)10-01,3985
6Virginia (1)9-01,3844
7Nevada10-01,2836
8Auburn8-11,1518
9Michigan State8-21,06610
10Florida State8-199111
11Texas Tech8-091413
12North Carolina7-289014
13Virginia Tech8-183315
14Buffalo9-066417
15Ohio State8-162119
16Wisconsin8-259912
17Villanova8-253221
18Mississippi State8-144122
19Kentucky7-23859
20Arizona State7-135120
21Marquette8-2281-
22Iowa7-220818
23Furman10-018925
24Houston8-0173-
25Syracuse7-2118-
25Kansas State6-211816
25Indiana8-2118-

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No. 4 Duke edges No. 5 Virginia as preseason ACC favorite

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Duke edged fifth-ranked Virginia as Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while North Carolina's Luke Maye is preseason player of the year.

The league released picks Thursday after voting from media members attending Wednesday's media day.