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Pitt Basketball Voted to Finish 14th in ACC Preseason Poll



On Tuesday, the ACC released its preseason poll and preseason awards, as voted on by members of the media in attendance at the 2022 ACC Tipoff.

Pitt landed at No. 14 in the poll out of the conference’s 15 teams. Georgia Tech was ranked last at No. 15 in the poll, while North Carolina (1), Duke (2), and Virginia (3) topped the list.

No Panther player received votes for preseason Player of the Year or preseason Rookie of the Year in the conference.

Last year, Pitt’s John Hugley earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors after averaging more than 14 points and seven rebounds per game for the Panthers. In 2020-21, Pitt’s Justin Champagnie earned First Team All-ACC honors after posting a conference-high 13 double doubles.

Pitt has finished in the bottom third of the conference in each year of the Jeff Capel era.

2021-22: No. 13

2020-21: No. 12

2019-20: No. 13

2018-19: No. 15

The full preseason ACC poll can be found below.

1. North Carolina
2. Duke
3. Virginia 
4. Miami
5. Florida State
6. Notre Dame
7. Virginia Tech 
8. Syracuse
9. Wake Forest
10. NC State
11. Clemson
12. Louisville
13. Boston College
14. Pitt
15. Georgia Tech

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

I could even see them finishing as high as 15th!

1 year ago

Probably accurate although you never know. With some inspired play and luck, I could see us as high as 10-11. Either way, looking forward to seeing this team play. Best wishes men. H2P !

Robert E Landel
Robert E Landel
1 year ago

What a shame. The time has come. Replace Capel. Get a guy that knows the Metro NYC, Philly, and Balti-Wash areas. We will be back quicker.

John Marshall
John Marshall
1 year ago

Just might be Capels last year at Pitt

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