Heels Move Up to No. 20 in Both Polls


Posted Jan 9, 2006


With wins over Davidson and NC State this past week, North Carolina is now ranked No. 20 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, which were released Monday afternoon.

Associated Press Top-25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (72) 14-0 1,800 1
2. Florida Gators 14-0 1,702 5
3. Villanova Wildcats 10-1 1,578 3
4. Connecticut Huskies 12-1 1,575 2
5. Memphis Tigers 13-2 1,486 4
6. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11-3 1,382 8
7. Illinois Fighting Illini 15-1 1,365 6
8. Texas Longhorns 12-2 1,209 15
9. Indiana Hoosiers 10-2 1,076 16
10. Louisville Cardinals 12-2 1,065 9
11. UCLA Bruins 13-2 963 17
12. Pittsburgh Panthers 12-0 868 22
13. Washington Huskies 12-2 772 10
14. Michigan State Spartans 12-4 706 7
15. Boston College Eagles 11-3 668 11
16. West Virginia Mountaineers 10-3 649 24
17. George Washington Colonials 10-1 588 20
18. North Carolina State Wolfpack 12-2 549 13
19. Ohio State Buckeyes 11-1 533 18
20. North Carolina Tar Heels 9-2 529 25
21. Wisconsin Badgers 12-2 494 NR
22. Oklahoma Sooners 9-3 425 12
23. Maryland Terrapins 11-3 360 14
24. Arizona Wildcats 10-4 243 21
25. Cincinnati Bearcats 13-2 159 NR
Others receiving votes: Iowa 138, Wake Forest 123, Tennessee 116, Syracuse 100, Northern Iowa 32, Kentucky 31, Air Force 28, Kansas 27, Nevada 18, California 12, Vanderbilt 11, Xavier 6, Michigan 5, Iowa State 3, Northern Illinois 3, Marquette 2, Bucknell 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (31) 14-0 775 1
2. Florida Gators 14-0 739 5
3. Villanova Wildcats 10-1 672 3
4. Connecticut Huskies 12-1 662 2
5. Memphis Tigers 13-2 653 4
6. Illinois Fighting Illini 15-1 604 6
7. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11-3 556 9
8. Indiana Hoosiers 10-2 499 15
9. Texas Longhorns 12-2 490 16
10. Louisville Cardinals 12-2 463 8
11. Pittsburgh Panthers 12-0 404 20
12. UCLA Bruins 13-2 396 17
13. Washington Huskies 12-2 356 10
14. Boston College Eagles 11-3 309 11
15. Michigan State Spartans 12-4 287 7
16. Ohio State Buckeyes 11-1 275 18
17. Wisconsin Badgers 12-2 256 24
18 .North Carolina State Wolfpack 12-2 251 12
19. George Washington Colonials 10-1 218 19
20. North Carolina Tar Heels 9-2 192 25
21. Maryland Terrapins 11-3 174 12
22. Oklahoma Sooners 9-3 173 14
23. West Virginia Mountaineers 10-3 131 NR
24. Syracuse Orange 13-2 96 NR
25. Arizona Wildcats 10-4 77 23
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 58, Air Force 46, Tennessee 46, Iowa 36, Wake Forest 34, Colorado 27, Michigan 23, Kentucky 20, Northern Iowa 18, Texas A&M 9, Bucknell 8, Nevada 7, Xavier 7, Vanderbilt 6, Notre Dame 5, Kansas 4, Washington State 4, Buffalo 3, Arkansas 2, Florida State 2, Iowa State 2.


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