Heels Enter Top 25 in Coaches Poll


Posted Dec 5, 2005


With a win over Kentucky, the Tar Heels have cracked the Top 25 in this week's Coaches Poll ...

Rank
School (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Duke (25)
7-0
767
1
2.
Texas (4)
7-0
739
2
3.
Connecticut (1)
6-0
718
3
4.
Villanova (1)
4-0
689
4
5.
Louisville
3-0
618
6
6.
Boston College
6-0
605
8
7.
Memphis
6-1
554
9
8.
Florida
7-0
519
11
9.
Oklahoma
4-1
516
5
10.
Illinois
7-0
467
12
11.
Gonzaga
4-2
460
7

12.

Washington
7-0
393
19
13.
Iowa
7-1
375
15
14.
Michigan State
5-2
329
14
15.
Kentucky
5-2
298
10
16.
Indiana
4-1
255
16
17.
Maryland
5-1
229
20
18.
UCLA
6-1
228
17
19.
Alabama
4-1
205
18
20.
George Washington
4-0
161
22
21.
Wake Forest
7-1
157
23
22.
Nevada
5-0
145
NR
23.
North Carolina State
5-1
124
21
24.
North Carolina
4-1
92
NR
25.
Arizona
2-3
81
13

Dropped out: No. 24 Syracuse (6-2); No. 25 LSU (3-1)

Others receiving votes: Syracuse 58; Bucknell 53; Wisconsin 40; Vanderbilt 35; Ohio State 29; West Virginia 27; LSU 17; Oklahoma State 15; Houston 14; Michigan 14; Ohio 8; Creighton 7; Texas A&M 6; Old Dominion 5; Clemson 4; Colorado State 3; Oregon 3; Xavier 3; California 2; Hawaii 2; Iona 2; Northern Iowa 2; Colorado 1; Kansas State 1.

NABC policy bars schools on major NCAA or conference probation from receiving votes.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2005-06 season: Dana Altman, Creighton; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Charlie Coles, Miami (Ohio); Barry Collier, Nebraska; Dick Davey, Santa Clara; Fran Dunphy, Pennsylvania; Mick Durham, Montana State; Rob Evans, Arizona State; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Pat Flannery, Bucknell; Greg Graham, Boise State; Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson; David Henderson, Delaware; Johnny Jones, North Texas; Eddie McCarter, Texas-Arlington; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's; Ron "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State; Joe Mihalich, Niagara; Dan Monson, Minnesota; Dave Odom, South Carolina; Doc Sadler, Texas-El Paso; Bob Thomason, Pacific; Jimmy Tillette, Samford; Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy; Gary Williams, Maryland; Ted Woodward, Maine; Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City. The NABC prohibits schools on major NCAA or conference probation from receiving votes.



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