Jim Boeheim jokes about Syracuse’s lone 1st-place vote in preseason poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jim Boeheim widened his eyes, let out a high pitch “No” and leaned back so fast that the backdrop behind him wobbled in place.He had just been told that Syracuse received one first-place vote in the preseason media poll. Before he knew it was the media and not coaches, Boeheim suggested that Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon may be playing a practical joke on him. Then he poked some fun at the one person who used their top vote on the Orange.“I think we need to review the credentials of some of the media here,” Boeheim said at ACC Basketball Media Day on Wednesday.When all the votes were tallied up, Syracuse was picked ninth in the preseason poll. North Carolina was picked first, and Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Miami rounded out the top five. SU did not have any players selected to the All-ACC preseason first or second team, which is also voted on by the media.The media’s preseason choices are listed below, with the team poll at the bottom.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFirst teamMarcus Paige, G, North CarolinaMalcolm Brogdon, G, VirginiaXavier Rathan-Mayes, G, Florida StateBrandon Ingram, F, DukeDemetrius Jackson, G, Notre DameSecond teamAnthony Gill, F, VirginiaGrayson Allen, G, DukeZach Auguste, F, Notre DameAnthony “Cat” Barber, G, N.C. StateBrice Johnson, F, North CarolinaPreseason Co-Players of the YearMarcus Paige, G, North CarolinaMalcolm Brodgon, G, VirginiaPreseason Freshman of the YearBrandon Ingram, F, DukePreseason poll (first-place votes)1. North Carolina (60)2. Virginia (18)3. Duke (8)4. Notre Dame (1)5. Miami6. Florida State (1)7. Louisville8. N.C. State9. Syracuse (1)10. Pittsburgh11. Wake Forest12. Clemson13. Georgia Tech14. Virginia Tech15. Boston College Commentslast_img

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