Heels Up to No. 10 in Both Polls

Having now won seven in a row, the Tar Heels climbed to No. 10 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 (71) 27-2 1,797 2
2. Villanova Wildcats 24-3 1,720 4
3. Duke Blue Devils (1) 27-3 1,567 1
4. Gonzaga Bulldogs 26-3 1,556 5
5. Memphis Tigers 27-3 1,501 3
6. George Washington Colonials 26-1 1,399 7
7. Ohio State Buckeyes 23-4 1,396 9
8. Texas Longhorns 25-5 1,275 6
9. Illinois Fighting Illini 25-5 1,202 10
10. North Carolina Tar Heels 21-6 1,166 13
11. Boston College Eagles 24-6 1,028 12
12. Washington Huskies 24-5 923 14
13. UCLA Bruins 24-6 904 15
14. Tennessee Volunteers 21-6 814 11
15. Pittsburgh Panthers 21-6 794 8
16. Florida Gators 24-6 716 17
17. Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 662 18
18. LSU Tigers 22-7 614 21
19. West Virginia Mountaineers 20-9 492 16
20. Iowa Hawkeyes 22-8 402 23
21. Nevada Wolf Pack 24-5 342 24
22. Oklahoma Sooners 20-7 263 19
23. Georgetown Hoyas 19-8 166 20
24. UAB Blazers 22-5 144 NR
25. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-8 132 22
Others receiving votes: Arkansas 109, Bucknell 83, Michigan State 67, Marquette 58, Southern Illinois 33, Texas A&M 17, San Diego State 10, Florida State 9, Wichita State 8, California 7, Hofstra 7, Air Force 5, Wisconsin 4, George Mason 3, Western Kentucky 2, Cincinnati 1, Missouri State 1, UNC-Wilmington 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Connecticut Huskies (30) 27-2 773 2
2. Villanova Wildcats 24-3 733 4
3. Duke Blue Devils 27-3 676 1
4. Gonzaga Bulldogs 26-3 665 5
5. Memphis Tigers 27-3 661 3
6. George Washington Colonials 26-1 613 6
7. Ohio State Buckeyes 23-4 599 8
8. Texas Longhorns 25-5 549 7
9. Illinois Fighting Illini 25-5 537 10
10. North Carolina Tar Heels (1) 21-6 458 15
11. Boston College Eagles 24-6 447 12
12. UCLA Bruins 24-6 440 13
13. Washington Huskies 24-5 358 16
14. Florida Gators 24-6 351 14
15. Tennessee Volunteers 21-6 339 11
16. Pittsburgh Panthers 21-6 332 9
17. LSU Tigers 22-7 266 21
18. Kansas Jayhawks 22-7 252 22
19. Oklahoma Sooners 20-7 194 17
20. Iowa Hawkeyes 22-8 177 24
21. West Virginia Mountaineers 20-9 174 18
22. North Carolina State Wolfpack 21-8 100 19
23. Georgetown Hoyas 19-8 79 20
24. Nevada Wolf Pack 24-5 74 NR
25. UAB Blazers 22-5 57 NR
Others receiving votes: Bucknell (25-4) 40; Michigan State (20-10) 36; Marquette (20-9) 21; Arkansas (21-8) 10; San Diego State (21-8) 9; Air Force (24-5) 8; Southern Illinois (22-10) 7; Wisconsin (19-10) 7; George Mason (23-7) 6; North Carolina-Wilmington (24-7) 6; Wichita State (24-8) 6; Hofstra (24-5) 4; Alabama (17-11) 2; Colorado (19-8) 2; Murray State (24-6) 2; Texas A&M (20-7) 2; Florida State (19-8) 1; Indiana (17-10) 1; Western Kentucky (22-6) 1.

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