Just hours after one of the most lackluster offensive performances in program history in a 63-45 loss to then-No. 4 Michigan State on Sunday night, the UNC men’s basketball team slipped four spots to No. 13 in the newest edition of the AP Top 25 released on Monday.
It’s the first time this season the Tar Heels (5-1) have fallen outside the top 10.
Duke received all 65 first place votes to become the unanimous No. 1 team in America this week, trailed by No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 4 Villanova and No. 5 Notre Dame.
The rest of the top 10 includes: No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Wichita State, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 10 Miami.
A pair of undefeated teams–No. 11 Cincinnati and No. 12 Minnesota–check in just in front of UNC.
In addition to Duke, Notre Dame, UNC and Miami, the ACC is also represented by No. 17 Louisville and No. 18 Virginia–giving the league six ranked teams, which is more than any other conference.
The Tar Heels will look to bounce back from their tough loss on Wednesday, as they return home to Chapel Hill to face off against Michigan as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
For this week’s full AP Top 25, click here.
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