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Defending champ Notre Dame picked to win another ACC women's hoops title

  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw talks to her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNC Wilmington in South Bend, Ind. Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Notre Dame is the consensus preseason favorite while Louisville was picked third by both the league's coaches and a panel of school representatives and media members. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw talks to her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNC Wilmington in South Bend, Ind. Defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Notre Dame is the consensus preseason favorite while Louisville was picked third by both the league's coaches and a panel of school representatives and media members. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd heads up court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Michigan State in South Bend, Ind. Loyd is the preseason ACC player of the year after averaging a team-best 18.6 points, earning the MVP award at the ACC tournament and helping lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA tournament championship game last season. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd heads up court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game with Michigan State in South Bend, Ind. Loyd is the preseason ACC player of the year after averaging a team-best 18.6 points, earning the MVP award at the ACC tournament and helping lead the Fighting Irish to the NCAA tournament championship game last season. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)  (The Associated Press)

Defending champion Notre Dame is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball title.

The ACC announced its preseason honor roll Wednesday during media day, and the Fighting Irish were the pick by both league coaches and a panel of school representatives and media members.

Notre Dame received 38 of 41 first-place votes from panel members and 14 of 15 votes from the coaches.

Both groups had Duke second, followed by newcomer Louisville and North Carolina.

Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd was picked by both groups as the preseason player of the year.

The Fighting Irish have yet to lose an ACC game, rolling to a 16-0 conference mark and a league tournament title in their first year in the ACC in 2013-14.