By R.L. Bynum
A season after North Carolina fell a win short of the national championship game, the Tar Heels are No. 6 in the preseason Inside Lacrosse Preseason Media poll.
The Tar Heels come off a 13–3 season that ended with a 12–11 loss to Virginia in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
The two-time reigning NCAA champion Cavaliers are No. 1 in the poll and are one of five ACC teams ranked in the top 15 along with No. 3 Duke, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 12 Syracuse.
Carolina opens the season at home on Feb. 11 against Richmond.
Inside Lacrosse Preseason Media Poll
5. Notre Dame
6. North Carolina
19. Johns Hopkins
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