ACC preview: Tar Heels' experience provides an edge

After leading North Carolina in scoring last season, Marcus Paige leads an experienced group of Tar Heels into the 2015-2016 season. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The ACC should be loaded this season, which comes as no surprise to college basketball fans. Duke won the national title last season, and, despite a revamped roster, Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils could repeat. Coach K lost Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow but returns Matt Jones, Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson. Duke also added a freshmen class that includes likely lottery pick Brandon Ingram, versatile guard Luke Kennard and Derryck Thornton, a much-needed point guard.

North Carolina and Virginia -- who both bring back the majority of their rosters from a season ago -- are also considered preseason top-10 teams. The Tar Heels have the edge since Virginia coach Tony Bennett will need to find a way to replace Justin Anderson's scoring, toughness and defense.