It’s almost like David Thompson is still playing.
This is not all that unexpected, of course. The Wolfpack under Mark Gottfried have been getting steadily better, and with the stellar recruiting classes he’s been pulling in, State is now actually picked to finish atop the ACC this season. Duke is picked second and Carolina third. It’s all reasonable enough, but it’s still pretty jarring to see a State team that’s been generally a non-factor in the past two decades chosen as top dog.
In case you were wondering, Boston College is predicted to finish dead last.