Upset Loss to Georgia Tech Drops UNC to No. 14 in AP Top 25
During Roy Williams’ 14 years as UNC head men’s basketball coach, his Tar Heels have never lost to a team ranked lower in analyst Ken Pomeroy’s rankings than the Georgia Tech team that stunned UNC Saturday in Atlanta.
The Yellow Jackets entered that game 8-4 on the year, but ranked 156th by Pomeroy based on their offensive and defensive efficiency numbers.
With their shocking upset now in the books, UNC (12-3, 0-1 ACC) saw itself fall out of the AP Top 10 for the first time all year–sliding down to No. 14 in this week’s poll.
Losses by Duke and UCLA caused a minor shakeup atop the rankings, although Villanova remains at No. 1
Baylor is the new No. 2 team in America–replacing the Bruins–while Kansas, UCLA and Gonzaga round out the top five.
The Blue Devils–who just learned head coach Mike Krzyzewski could miss at least four weeks after he undergoes back surgery–slipped down to No. 8, which is their lowest ranking of the season as well.
Louisville (No. 9), Virginia (No. 11), Florida State (No. 12), Virginia Tech (No. 21) and Notre Dame (No. 23) give the ACC an incredible seven ranked teams this week.
The Hokies earned their first appearance in the top 25 this season after their upset over Duke on Saturday.
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