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Maryland ranked seventh in ACC preseason media poll

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The Terps are picked to finish in the middle of the pack.

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The 2013-14 ACC preseason media poll is out, with Maryland slotting in at seventh place, firmly in the middle of the ACC pack.

Team     Points
1. Duke (50)        805
2. Syracuse (3)   753
3. North Carolina (1)       668
4. Virginia            612
5. Notre Dame  608
6. Pitt    477
7. Maryland        473
8. Boston College             457
9. Florida State  334
10. NC State       332
11. Georgia Tech              311
12. Miami            224
13. Wake Forest               220
14. Clemson       141
15. Virginia Tech               65

2013-14 Preseason All-ACC Team
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Joe Harris, Virginia
Rodney Hood, Duke
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Jabari Parker, Duke

ACC Preseason Player of the Year
C.J. Fair, Syracuse

ACC Rookie of the Year
Jabari Parker, Duke

Conspiracy theorists can unite in the comments, with the Terrapins' impending move to the Big Ten as a possible reason for the snubbery. Another reason? The ACC is ridiculously deep this year, with 12 very good teams.

Last year, Maryland was picked to finish sixth in the conference, and they ended up finishing seventh (one game behind Florida State).

Unsurprisingly, no Maryland players are selected to the All-ACC team. Dez Wells had the best shot, but again, the ACC is ridiculously deep this year.