October 30, 2003 - by
Seminoles Picked Sixth At ACC Men’s Basketball Media Day

Oct. 30, 2003

Greensboro, N.C. –
The Florida State men’s basketball team was selected to finish sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings at the annual Operation Basketball event. It marks the first time since the 1994 season, when the Seminoles were picked to finish fifth, that Florida State has been picked to finish higher than seventh in the conference standings.

The Seminoles finished just behind Maryland (fifth) and NC State (fourth) and ahead of Georgia Tech (seventh), Virginia (eighth) and Clemson (ninth) in the voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Duke, with 53 of 55 first-place votes, was tabbed as the pre-season favorite. The Blue Devils were followed by North Carolina and Wake Forest.

Since joining the ACC to being the 1991-92 season, Florida State has been selected to finish sixth or better four times (including this season) in 13 years. The Seminoles were picked to finish third in 1993 (and finished second), fifth in 1994 (and finished seventh) and sixth in 1992 (and finished second).

ACC Preseason Poll
1. Duke (53) 493
2. North Carolina (1) 422
3. Wake Forest (1) 382
4. NC State 300
5. Maryland 271
6. Florida State 203
7. Georgia Tech 189
8. Virginia 150
9. Clemson 65

All-Conference Team
Raymond Felton, North Carolina
Julius Hodge, NC State
J.J. Redick, Duke
Vytas Danelius, Wake Forest
Tim Pickett, Florida State

Player of the Year
Raymond Felton, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year
Luol Deng, Duke

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