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
5. Florida State
6. Notre Dame
7. Virginia Tech
9. Wake Forest
10. NC State
13. Boston College
15. Georgia Tech