That ESPN's Andy Katz ranks UNC No. 1 in his college basketball top 25 comes as a surprise to no one. But look down to No. 8, it's another ACC team and it's not Duke (No. 6).
Katz is agog for Miami ... and yes, it's a basketball poll.
The Hurricanes should be a top-10 team in the country and a top-three squad in the ACC. There really is no excuse if they're not. Jack McClinton might be one of the top guards in the nation next season. Dwayne Collins is a legit scorer in the post. The role players were all solid last season. And Miami has the experience of going to the NCAA tournament and winning a game.
N.C. State fans will note Katz' choice at No. 12. Speaking of former Wolfpack basketball coaches, John Groce is the new head coach at Ohio.