ACC basketball takes its turn in the realignment blender in 2013-14, adding three of the best teams from the fissioning Big East. That much new talent, added to the usual Tobacco Road behemoths, puts the league back in its familiar position of contending for the title of the country's best conference.
North Carolina knows a thing or two about excelling on a national stage, and this year's Tar Heels are out to prove that last March's No. 8 seed was an aberration. Agile PF James Michael McAdoo is the best—but far from the only—example of the top-drawer athletes who will have UNC back in the race for the top of the ACC standings.
Herein, a closer look at Roy Williams' squad, along with previews of all 14 other teams in the revamped conference (presented in order of projected finish). You'll also find picks for some of the postseason award winners (including Player of the Year), along with a prediction for the winner of the ACC tournament.