Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications

GREENSBORO– The UNC women’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2013-2014 ACC preseason polls by both the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel and the head coaches.

Duke was picked to top the ACC pecking order, receiving a majority of the first place votes. Carolina also trailed Notre Dame and Maryland in the preseason selections.

But things are looking up for the Tar Heels as they welcome the top freshman recruiting class in the nation to Chapel Hill.

Sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year, and freshman guard Diamond DeShields were named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

DeShields was the only freshman who landed on the All-ACC Team.

Carolina women’s basketball tips off its season Nov. 8 against Air Force here in Carmichael Arena.