Giglio neatly and concisely summarizes 83% of my thinking on the ACC’s Atlantic Division race. You can make a compelling case against all five other teams, but I think one can make a compelling case against State as favorites, too (basically, I think we are a year away from being a serious title contender).
That said, somebody has to win the division. And if somebody puts a gun to your head and makes you pick – why not the team that returns the most exciting offensive and defensive playmakers in the league? Especially when said team is exceptionally well-coached.