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Sophomore Vanessa de Jesus averaged 12 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the four games Duke played last year.

Thoughts on the ACC preseason poll: Duke women's basketball slots in at No. 8, Taylor named to Newcomer Watch List

On Tuesday, the ACC released its annual preseason polls for college basketball. The polls include the Blue Ribbon Panel, consisting of media and team broadcast personnel, and the head coaches. The two differed greatly on a few teams, but agreed on Duke’s tier. The Blue Zone gives you the biggest takeaways from the polls.