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UNC No.1 AP Top 25 PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Friday, 28 October 2011 12:25

The University of North Carolina, which returns all five starters from a team that made it to the regional finals last season, was a near-unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press’ men’s preseason Top 25 Poll released on Friday.
It is the

eighth time the Tar Heels have received that honor since the preseason poll started in 1961-62. The Tar Heels have tied UCLA for preseason No.1 rankings. Duke has seven.
North Carolina received 62-first-place votes. Kentucky, which beat the Tar Heels in regionals last season, are No.2. The Wildcats received the remaining three first-place votes.
North Carolina has been the preseason No. 1 in three of the last five seasons. In 2008-09, the Tar Heels were a unanimous preseason No. 1 with five starters back, and that season ended with a national championship. The Tar Heels open the season against Michigan State at the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic in San Diego, CA., November 11. Our coverage of that game begins at 6 p.m. on MIX 102.3 FM.
The Tar Heels have also announced that they will also wear new uniforms for that Michigan State game.


Associated Press Top 25


1. North Carolina
2. Kentucky
3. Ohio State
4. Connecticut
5. Syracuse
6. Duke
7. Vanderbilt
8. Florida
9. Louisville
10. Pittsburgh
11. Memphis
12. Baylor
13. Kansas
14. Xavier
15. Wisconsin
16. Arizona
17. UCLA
18. Michigan
19. Alabama
20. Texas A&M
21. Cincinnati
22. Marquette
23. Gonzaga
24. California
25. Missouri









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