Jay Bilas of the Worldwide Sports Leader lists his ACC pre-season Top Four as:
1. NC State
Bilas' reasons for FSU's high ranking: "Defense and quality talent firmly place the defending ACC tournament champions in this tier. Leonard Hamilton has built his program on getting stops and being hard to score upon, and he has size and athleticism up and down his roster. This year, Florida State should score it easier and take pressure off of its defense to get stops. The key is Michael Snaer, a great competitor who could be first-team All-ACC."
Here's what he calls his Tier 2: