Heels At 21 in Both Polls


Posted Feb 20, 2006


With two wins this past week, the Tar Heels moved up to No. 21 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 (64) 25-1 1,789 2
2. Villanova Wildcats (3) 21-2 1,700 4
3. Connecticut Huskies (4) 23-2 1,655 1
4. Memphis Tigers (1) 24-2 1,615 3
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 22-3 1,513 5
6. George Washington Colonials 22-1 1,375 7
7. Texas Longhorns 22-4 1,294 6
8. Illinois Fighting Illini 22-4 1,143 14
9. Pittsburgh Panthers 20-4 1,142 9
10. Tennessee Volunteers 19-4 1,123 8
11. Boston College Eagles 21-5 1,068 13
12. Florida Gators 22-4 1,030 10
13. Ohio State Buckeyes 19-4 981 12
14. West Virginia Mountaineers 18-7 773 11
15. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-5 680 21
16. Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 616 22
17. Washington Huskies 20-5 590 20
18. Michigan State Spartans 19-7 543 16
19. UCLA Bruins 20-6 507 15
20. Iowa Hawkeyes 20-7 492 18
21. North Carolina Tar Heels 17-6 483 23
22. Oklahoma Sooners 17-6 345 19
23. Georgetown Hoyas 17-7 295 17
24. LSU Tigers 18-7 187 25
25. Northern Iowa Panthers 22-6 76 NR
25. Nevada Wolf Pack 20-5 76 NR
Others receiving votes: George Mason 74, Wisconsin 66, Marquette 60, Bucknell 36, UAB 20, Western Kentucky 11, California 8, Creighton 8, San Diego State 7, Wichita State 5, Colorado 3, UTEP 3, Air Force 2, Alabama 2, Houston 1, Iona 1, Kentucky 1, Missouri State 1.


USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (26) 25-1 770 2
2. Villanova Wildcats 21-2 730 4
3. Memphis Tigers (3) 24-2 706 3
4. Connecticut Huskies (2) 23-2 700 1
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 22-3 645 5
6. George Washington Colonials 22-1 594 8
7. Texas Longhorns 22-4 568 6
8. Illinois Fighting Illini 22-4 497 13
9. Florida Gators 22-4 483 7
10. Pittsburgh Panthers 20-4 473 9
11. Tennessee Volunteers 19-4 457 10
12. Ohio State Buckeyes 19-4 431 12
13. Boston College Eagles 21-5 428 15
14. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-5 366 18
15. West Virginia Mountaineers 18-7 298 11
16. Michigan State Spartans 19-7 280 16
17. UCLA Bruins 20-6 263 14
18. Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 233 22
19. Washington Huskies 20-5 197 21
20. Oklahoma Sooners 17-6 178 19
21. North Carolina Tar Heels 17-6 167 23
22. Iowa Hawkeyes 20-7 147 20
23. Georgetown Hoyas 17-7 141 17
24. LSU Tigers 18-7 99 25
25. George Mason Patriots 21-5 48 NR
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin (18-7) 32; UAB (19-5) 23; Northern Iowa (22-6) 21; Bucknell (21-4) 21; Nevada (20-5) 17; Colorado (17-6) 10; Marquette (18-8) 9; California (16-7) 8; Iona (20-5) 6; Alabama (15-9) 5; Murray State (20-5) 5; San Diego State (18-7) 5; Michigan (17-7) 4; Western Kentucky (20-5) 4; Air Force (21-5) 3; North Carolina-Wilmington (20-7) 3.


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