UNC moves up in both national polls

By R.L. Bynum On the strength of North Carolina’s one-sided victory Saturday over Georgia State, the Tar Heels moved up three slots in both national polls. The Tar Heels (1–1) moved from No. 24 to No. 21 in the AP poll and jumped from No. 22 to No. 19 in the coaches poll after their …

Tar Heels highest in AP preseason poll since 1997

By R.L. Bynum For the first time since 1997, North Carolina is an Associated Press preseason top 10 team with the Tar Heels coming in at No. 10 in the preseason poll that came out Monday. It’s only the fourth time in program history that the Tar Heels have earned a preseason top 10 rank …

UNC falls out of AP men’s basketball poll

By R.L. BynumWith North Carolina one of eight teams in last week’s Top 25 men’s basketball poll to lose, there figured to be a lot of shuffling. The changes dropped the Tar Heels, who were No. 17 a week ago, out of this week’s poll with the 28th-most poll points. It’s the first time this …

UNC moves up in AP men’s basketball poll

By R.L. Bynum Normally, a decisive victory against a 1–5 team wouldn’t improve your standing in the AP Top 25. But when it’s Kentucky, that might be the exception. North Carolina’s 75–63 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at the CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland bumped up the 5–2 Tar Heels from No. 22 in …

UNC falls to No. 16 in AP poll

Tar Heels face toughest test of season Tuesday night at No. 3 Iowa with Brooks’ status uncertain By R.L. Bynum North Carolina fell two spots to No. 16 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll and faces its toughest challenge of the season Tuesday night at Iowa, which remains No. 3 in …