Heels Up to 13/15 in Polls


Posted Feb 27, 2006


With two more wins this past week -- making it five in a row and eight of their last nine -- the Tar Heels moved up to No. 13 in the Associated Press and and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll, both of which were released Monday afternoon.

Associated Press Top-25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (65) 27-1 1,791 1
2. Connecticut Huskies (6) 25-2 1,725 3
3. Memphis Tigers (1) 26-2 1,628 4
4. Villanova Wildcats 22-3 1,605 2
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 24-3 1,508 5
6. Texas Longhorns 24-4 1,399 7
7. George Washington Colonials 24-1 1,378 6
8. Pittsburgh Panthers 21-4 1,236 9
9. Ohio State Buckeyes 21-4 1,209 13
10. Illinois Fighting Illini 23-5 1,116 8
11. Tennessee Volunteers 20-5 976 10
12. Boston College Eagles 22-6 971 11
13. North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 814 21
14. Washington Huskies 22-5 804 17
15. UCLA Bruins 22-6 717 19
16. West Virginia Mountaineers 19-8 661 14
17. Florida Gators 22-6 628 12
18. Kansas Jayhawks 20-7 514 16
19. Oklahoma Sooners 19-6 502 22
20. Georgetown Hoyas 19-7 480 23
21. LSU Tigers 20-7 425 24
22. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-7 385 15
23. Iowa Hawkeyes 20-8 234 20
24. Nevada Wolf Pack 22-5 193 25
25. Michigan State Spartans 19-9 178 18
Others receiving votes: Marquette 98, Bucknell 50, Arkansas 47, UAB 44, Wichita State 23, George Mason 19, Wisconsin 13, California 7, San Diego State 6, Missouri State 5, Southern Illinois 3, UTEP 3, Air Force 2, Alabama 2, NC-Wilmington 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Duke Blue Devils (26) 27-1 771 1
2. Connecticut Huskies (1) 25-2 732 4
3. Memphis Tigers (3) 26-2 716 3
4. Villanova Wildcats 22-3 677 2
5. Gonzaga Bulldogs 24-3 647 5
6. George Washington Colonials 24-1 598 6
7. Texas Longhorns 24-4 595 7
8. Ohio State Buckeyes 21-4 535 12
9. Pittsburgh Panthers 21-4 527 10
10. Illinois Fighting Illini 23-5 493 8
11. Tennessee Volunteers 20-5 440 11
12. Boston College Eagles 22-6 399 13
13. UCLA Bruins 22-6 390 17
14. Florida Gators 22-6 311 9
15. North Carolina Tar Heels 19-6 294 21
16. Washington Huskies 22-5 291 19
17. Oklahoma Sooners 19-6 289 20
18. West Virginia Mountaineers 19-8 215 15
19. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-7 206 14
20. Georgetown Hoyas 19-7 192 23
21. LSU Tigers 20-7 189 24
22. Kansas Jayhawks 20-7 174 18
23. Michigan State Spartans 19-9 88 16
24. Iowa Hawkeyes 20-8 87 22
25. Wisconsin Badgers 19-8 42 NR
Others receiving votes: Nevada (22-5) 33; Bucknell (23-4) 30; Marquette (19-8) 23; UAB (20-5) 19; Alabama (16-10) 16; George Mason (22-6) 13; Wichita State (23-7) 9; Arkansas (19-8) 8; Air Force (23-5) 7; Colorado (18-7) 5; San Diego State (19-8) 5; North Carolina-Wilmington (22-7) 3; California (17-8) 2; Michigan (18-8) 2; Hofstra (22-5) 1; Western Kentucky (21-6) 1.


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