North Carolina stayed at No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25 women’s poll even after the Tar Heels’ 60–50 upset of then-No. 4 Notre Dame on Sunday, likely because of a loss to unranked Miami. The Tar Heels (10–5, 1–3 ACC) rebounded from Thursday’s heartbreaking 62–58 loss at Miami to hand the Irish only their second loss of the season and snap a four-game losing streak behind 16 points from freshman guard Paulina Paris.
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UNC falls in AP Top 25 women’s poll ahead of ACC opener
North Carolina fell seven spots to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 women’s poll after the Tar Heels’ 76–68 loss to Michigan in Charlotte on Tuesday. The drop ended the Tar Heels’ streak of top-10 rankings at five weeks, the longest since the 2014–15 season when they had a six-week streak in the 2014–15 season (No. 6 Dec. 1–15, No. 9 Dec. 22, 29 and No. 8 Jan. 5).
Streaking Heels back in men’s Top 25, seek 2nd Quad 1 win Friday
Carolina is back to playing well, has continued to improve during a four-game win streak, and now the Tar Heels are back in the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll after a three-week absence. UNC (9–4, 1–1 ACC) is No. 25 after following up its big 89–84 overtime victory Dec. 17 in New York over Ohio State with an 80–76 win Wednesday in Charlotte over Michigan. Losses by No. 21 Virginia Tech, No. 24 Marquette and No. 25 Arizona State dropped all three from the poll, aiding the Tar Heels’ return.
UNC moves up in Top 25 women’s poll, on best poll run in 14 seasons
North Carolina returned to the No. 6 spot it held three weeks earlier in the AP Top 25 women’s basketball poll and is on the highest five-week poll run in 14 seasons. The Tar Heels (9–1), after three decisive non-conference home wins, are ranked No. 8 or higher for the fifth consecutive week for the first time since the program’s remarkable late 2000s run.
UNC win over Ohio State isn’t enough for return to AP Top 25
North Carolina’s thrilling 89–84 overtime victory Saturday over Ohio State still wasn’t enough to return the Tar Heels to the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll. The Tar Heels (8–4), the preseason No. 1 team, are unranked for the third consecutive week. Unlike last week, though, UNC received votes, garnering the 32nd-most poll points with 36. The Buckeyes (7–3) fell from No. 23 to unranked.
Tar Heels fall into tie with rival in AP Top 25 women’s poll
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Two weeks and four losses after being No. 1, UNC unranked
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UNC women jump to highest AP rank in nearly eight years
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UNC strengthens hold on No. 1 after five top 8 teams lose
By R.L. Bynum North Carolina stayed atop the AP Top 25 poll and gained first-place votes while there was shuffling … More
Carolina falls in AP Top 25 football poll
By R.L. Bynum North Carolina joined seven other ranked teams to lose Saturday and fall in the AP Top 25 … More