Hoops Rankings Update: Tar Heel Men, Women Both In Top 15, ACC Schools Shining
The North Carolina men’s basketball team has jumped up five spots to No. 14 in the latest AP poll released Monday.
Following a week featuring a pair of ACC road victories over N.C. State and Virginia Tech, 22-7 Carolina continues its climb up the national rankings.
The ACC is featured prominently in the rankings, with three schools in the top seven. 23-6 Duke checks in at No. 4 while ACC regular season champion Virginia closely follows at No. 5 with 26-3 Syracuse falling to No. 7.
27-2 Florida remains the nation’s top-ranked squad this week, but the Gators are closely trailed by undefeated Wichita State. The Shockers received 14 first-place votes.
Also of note, the North Carolina Central Eagles, sitting at 23-5 on the season with a win over N.C. State and a competitive loss to Wichita State, received one vote in the rankings for the second week in a row.
As for the women, the Tar Heels slid up a rung to No. 13 in the latest AP poll. At 22-8, Carolina has been riding the ups and downs this season with big-time wins, like Sunday’s against Duke, being met with head scratching losses.
As for the rest of the ACC, undefeated No. 2 Notre Dame trails only Connecticut in the national polls while 24-5 Maryland lands a spot at No. 8 while 25-5 Duke checks in at No. 10.
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