While I expect next year’s version Mark Gottfried’s NC State Basketball to be pretty good, the Wolfpack isn’t going to have an easy path to returning to the upper half of the ACC and a fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. As I’ve looked around the projected landscape of college basketball in 2014-2015 (link here) it looks like the ACC is going to be signifcantly improved from last season.
Some preseason Top 10′s include as many as three ACC teams in Duke, UNC and Virginia.
Joe Lunardi’s preseason Bracketology projects a very deep league as he currently has 8 ACC teams projected in next year’s NCAA Tournament with NC State as one of the “Last Four Out”.
As we discussed in some previous entries, the Wolfpack’s fortunes next year could still be signficantly impacted by potential incoming transfers such a 5th year senior contributor at the point guard position.