For the first time in recent memory, an Atlantic Coast Conference basketball team has been selected unanimously as a preseason favorite to win the league championship.
For the first time in ACC history, that team isn't North Carolina.
Duke, which won the national championship but not the ACC tournament last season, was the first choice on the ballots of all 46 voters at the ACC's Operation Basketball on Sunday in Atlanta.
The Blue Devils received the maximum 414 points. North Carolina (359) finished second, followed by Wake Forest (305), Georgia Tech (271) Virginia (230), Florida State (173), Maryland (128), North Carolina State (116) and Clemson (54).