CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia was selected third by a vote of the media in the ACC Men’s Basketball 2022-23 Preseason Poll, announced Tuesday (Oct. 18).

North Carolina is the preseason favorite, followed by Duke, Virginia, Miami and Florida State in the top five.

ACC preseason voters selected Notre Dame sixth, followed by Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Wake Forest and NC State. Clemson was picked 11th, while Louisville, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech rounded out the voting.

The Cavaliers were selected fourth in the 2021-22 ACC Preseason Poll and finished sixth (12-8) in the standings. The Cavaliers have finished at or higher than their predicted finish in 12 of the last 14 seasons.

UVA forward Jayden Gardner was joined on the preseason All-ACC second team by Dereck Lively (Duke), Justyn Mutts (Virginia Tech), PJ Hall (Clemson) and RJ Davis (North Carolina).

Virginia opens the regular season Monday, Nov. 7 vs. North Carolina Central University. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 9 p.m.

ACC Men’s Basketball Tipoff 2022-23 Preseason Poll
School, Points
1. North Carolina (90), 1504
2. Duke (2), 1339
3. Virginia (6), 1310
4. Miami (2), 1138
5. Florida State, 1064
6. Notre Dame, 971
7. Virginia Tech (1), 921
8. Syracuse, 700
9. Wake Forest, 672
10. NC State, 548
11. Clemson, 528
12. Louisville, 477
13. Boston College, 368
14. Pitt, 320
15. Georgia Tech, 260

Preseason All-ACC First Team
Name, School, Votes
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 100
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 81
Caleb Love, North Carolina, 58
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 46
Jeremy Roach, Duke, 35

Preseason All-ACC Second Team
Name, School, Votes
Jayden Gardner, Virginia, 32
Dereck Lively II, Duke, 19
Justyn Mutts, Virginia Tech, 18
PJ Hall, Clemson, 17
RJ Davis, North Carolina, 14

Preseason ACC Player of the Year
Name, School, Votes
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 82
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 5
Caleb Love, North Carolina, 4
Jeremy Roach, Duke, 3
PJ Hall, Clemson, 2
RJ Davis, North Carolina, 2
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 1
Hunter Cattoor, Virginia Tech, 1
Dariq Whitehead, Duke, 1

Preseason ACC Freshman of the Year
Name, School, Votes
Dereck Lively II, Duke, 57
Dariq Whitehead, Duke, 25
Tyrese Proctor, Duke, 5
Mark Mitchell, Duke, 3
Tyler Nickel, North Carolina, 2
Jalen Washington, North Carolina, 2
JJ Starling, Notre Dame, 2
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 2
Prince Aligbe, Boston College, 1
Isaac McKneely, Virginia, 1
Seth Trimble, North Carolina, 1