Heels Return To Top 25


Posted Feb 6, 2006


North Carolina is back in the Top 25 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. Connecticut Huskies (68) 20-1 1,796 1
2. Duke Blue Devils (3) 21-1 1,723 2
3. Memphis Tigers 21-2 1,637 3
4. Villanova Wildcats (1) 17-2 1,570 4
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 18-3 1,499 5
6. Texas Longhorns 19-3 1,415 7
7. Florida Gators 20-2 1,376 8
8. George Washington Colonials 18-1 1,188 10
9. West Virginia Mountaineers 17-4 1,147 11
10. Illinois Fighting Illini 20-3 1,143 6
11. Tennessee Volunteers 16-3 993 13
12. Michigan State Spartans 17-5 985 12
13. UCLA Bruins 19-4 914 14
14. Pittsburgh Panthers 17-3 911 9
15. Georgetown Hoyas 16-4 870 17
16. North Carolina State Wolfpack 18-4 648 18
17. Boston College Eagles 17-5 634 15
18. Iowa Hawkeyes 18-5 602 23
19. Ohio State Buckeyes 16-3 573 20
20. Oklahoma Sooners 14-5 287 19
21. Washington Huskies 16-5 264 16
22. Michigan Wolverines 16-4 205 21
23. North Carolina Tar Heels 14-5 169 NR
24. Indiana Hoosiers 13-6 161 22
25. Northern Iowa Panthers 20-4 117 25
Others receiving votes: LSU 116, Kansas 88, Bucknell 81, UAB 52, Creighton 40, Wichita State 30, Seton Hall 26, Colorado 24, Maryland 17, Nevada 16, Marquette 15, California 14, Wisconsin 14, San Diego State 8, George Mason 7, Southern Illinois 6, Kent State 4, Louisville 4, Miami-Florida 3, Hofstra 2, Stanford 2, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2, Florida State 1, Utah State 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Connecticut Huskies (22) 20-1 761 1
2. Duke Blue Devils (8) 21-1 749 2
3. Memphis Tigers (1) 21-2 709 3
4. Villanova Wildcats 17-2 677 4
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 18-3 630 5
6. Florida Gators 20-2 612 7
7. Texas Longhorns 19-3 606 7
8. George Washington Colonials 18-1 505 10
9. Illinois Fighting Illini 20-3 486 6
10. West Virginia Mountaineers 17-4 482 11
11. Michigan State Spartans 17-5 429 12
12. UCLA Bruins 19-4 410 13
13. Pittsburgh Panthers 17-3 384 9
14. Tennessee Volunteers 16-3 380 16
15. North Carolina State Wolfpack 18-4 339 17
16. Georgetown Hoyas 16-4 306 22
17. Ohio State Buckeyes 16-3 303 19
18. Boston College Eagles 17-5 271 14
19. Iowa Hawkeyes 18-5 192 NR
20. Oklahoma Sooners 14-5 175 18
21. Indiana Hoosiers 13-6 110 21
22. Michigan Wolverines 16-4 98 20
23. Washington Huskies 16-5 93 15
24. North Carolina Tar Heels 14-5 81 NR
25. Colorado Buffaloes 15-4 45 25
Others receiving votes: LSU (15-6) 41; Kansas (15-6) 40; Northern Iowa (20-4) 36; UAB (16-4) 33; Bucknell (18-3) 29; California (14-6) 9; Miami-Florida (14-8) 9; George Mason (17-5) 8; Creighton (16-5) 8; Wichita State (19-5) 6; Nevada (17-5) 6; New Mexico (13-9) 5; San Diego State (15-6) 4; Kentucky (15-7) 3; Wisconsin (15-7) 2; Stanford (12-7) 1; Maryland (14-7) 1; Florida State (13-6) 1.


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