Heels at No. 2 in Coaches Poll

The preseason edition of the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll was released Friday morning and North Carolina is ranked No. 2 in the nation.

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Poll

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Florida (30) 33-6 772 1
2. North Carolina 23-8 728 14
3. Kansas 25-8 714 22
4. Ohio State (1) 26-6 595 13
5t. Pittsburgh 25-8 583 18
5t. UCLA 32-7 583 2
7. LSU 27-9 556 3
8. Georgetown 23-10 538 16
9. Wisconsin 19-12 530 NR
10. Arizona 20-13 478 NR
11. Duke 32-4 477 7
12. Alabama 18-13 420 NR
13. Texas A&M 22-9 335 NR
14. Memphis 33-4 328 6
15. Boston College 28-8 284 11
16. Washington 26-7 240 12
17. Marquette 20-11 203 NR
18. Connecticut 30-4 200 4
19. Texas 30-7 172 9
20. Syracuse 23-12 138 NR
21. Georgia Tech 11-17 137 NR
22. Kentucky 22-13 119 NR
23. Creighton 20-10 113 NR
24. Tennessee 22-8 106 20
25. Nevada 27-6 101 NR

Others receiving votes:
Gonzaga (29-4) 88; Wichita State (26-9) 78; Louisville (21-13) 77; Southern Illinois (22-11) 70; Illinois (26-7) 52; Xavier (21-11) 44; Villanova (28-5) 39; Air Force (24-7) 26; San Diego State (24-9) 24; Hofstra (26-7) 20; Oklahoma State (17-16) 19; Michigan (22-10) 17; Michigan State (22-12) 15; Maryland (19-13) 12; DePaul (12-15) 11; Florida State (20-10) 9; George Mason (27-8) 6; Indiana (19-12) 5; Houston (21-10) 3; Brigham Young (20-9) 2; George Washington (27-3) 2; Winthrop (23-8) 2; Bucknell (27-5) 1; New Mexico State (16-14) 1; Saint Louis (16-13) 1; Utah (14-15) 1.


The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2006-07 season: Mike Adras, Northern Arizona; Dana Altman, Creighton; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Ronnie Arrow, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Matt Brady, Marist; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Charlie Coles, Miami (Ohio); Dick Davey, Santa Clara; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Pat Flannery, Bucknell; Tim Floyd, Southern California; Greg Graham, Boise State; Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson; Johnny Jones, North Texas; Jim Larranaga, George Mason; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's; Ron "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State; Dan Monson, Minnesota; Dave Odom, South Carolina; Doc Sadler, Nebraska; Joe Scott, Princeton; Jimmy Tillette, Samford; Bob Thomason, Pacific; Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy; Gary Williams, Maryland; Doug Wojcik, Tulsa; Ted Woodward, Maine; Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City.

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