Heels at No. 25 in Both Polls


Posted Jan 2, 2006


North Carolina is now at No. 25 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, which were announced Monday afternoon.

Associated Press Top-25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (63) 12-0 1,789 1
2. Connecticut Huskies (7) 11-0 1,727 2
3. Villanova Wildcats (2) 9-0 1,664 3
4. Memphis Tigers 11-1 1,554 4
5. Florida Gators 12-0 1,475 5
6. Illinois Fighting Illini 14-0 1,449 6
7. Michigan State Spartans 12-2 1,305 10
8. Gonzaga Bulldogs 10-3 1,234 8
9. Louisville Cardinals 11-1 1,144 11
10. Washington Huskies 11-1 1,057 7
11. Boston College Eagles 10-2 999 13
12. Oklahoma Sooners 8-2 826 14
13. North Carolina State Wolfpack 11-1 812 19
14. Maryland Terrapins 10-2 793 16
15. Texas Longhorns 10-2 778 15
16. Indiana Hoosiers 8-2 679 17
17. UCLA Bruins 11-2 615 11
18. Ohio State Buckeyes 10-0 585 21
19. Kentucky Wildcats 9-3 572 18
20. George Washington Colonials 8-1 512 12
21. Arizona Wildcats 9-3 367 NR
22. Pittsburgh Panthers 11-0 360 NR
23. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 10-2 298 22
24. West Virginia Mountaineers 8-3 195 25
25. North Carolina Tar Heels 7-2 171 23
Others receiving votes: Nevada 114, Syracuse 52, Wisconsin 48, Iowa 47, Cincinnati 38, Tennessee 36, Oklahoma State 14, Northern Iowa 13, Vanderbilt 13, Bucknell 11, Michigan 9, Wichita State 7, Buffalo 6, Air Force 6, Colorado 6, Arkansas 4, Texas A&M 4, Indiana State 3, Iowa State 3, California 2, Xavier 2, UAB 1.


USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (30) 12-0 774 1
2. Connecticut Huskies (1) 11-0 731 2
3. Villanova Wildcats 9-0 716 3
4. Memphis Tigers 11-1 672 4
5. Florida Gators 12-0 647 5
6. Illinois Fighting Illini 14-0 635 6
7. Michigan State Spartans 12-2 540 9
8. Louisville Cardinals 11-1 491 10
9. Gonzaga Bulldogs 10-3 473 8
10. Washington Huskies 11-1 472 7
11. Boston College Eagles 10-2 386 13
12t.Maryland Terrapins 10-2 353 14
12t.North Carolina State Wolfpack 11-1 353 18
14. Oklahoma Sooners 8-2 346 15
15. Indiana Hoosiers 8-2 312 17
16. Texas Longhorns 10-2 305 16
17. UCLA Bruins 11-2 292 11
18. Ohio State Buckeyes 10-0 262 20
19. George Washington Colonials 8-1 215 12
20. Pittsburgh Panthers 11-0 211 23
21. Kentucky Wildcats 9-3 194 19
22. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 10-2 95 24
23. Arizona Wildcats 9-3 93 NR
24. Wisconsin Badgers 10-2 80 22
25. North Carolina Tar Heels 7-2 69 25
Others receiving votes: Syracuse 66, Nevada 52, Colorado 40, Iowa 24, West Virginia 23, Air Force 22, Michigan 20, Tennessee 18, Bucknell 12, Cincinnati 10, Northern Iowa 10, Buffalo 7, Colorado State 7, Iona 7, Iowa State 7, Texas A&M 7, Notre Dame 6, Indiana State 5, Vanderbilt 5, Florida State 4, Arkansas 3, Wichita State 2, California 1.


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