UNC basketball falls in AP Top 25 following back-to-back losses


The UNC basketball program dropped drastically in the updated AP Top 25 rankings after losing back-to-back games in the Phil Knight Invitational last week.

The Tar Heels, who held the No. 1 ranking for the first three weeks, fell to No. 18 this week. They lost to an unranked Iowa State program and to then-No. 18 Alabama in 4OT.

The Cyclones move to No. 23 in the rankings while the Crimson Tide come in at No. 11.

Now, UNC will travel to Indiana for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Hoosiers come in at No. 10 in the new rankings.

Following Indiana, the Tar Heels will face Virginia Tech next week. The Hokies received one vote for the top 25.

Other ACC teams in the poll include: Virginia (No. 3) and Duke (No. 17).

Below is the full poll this week:

  1. Houston

  2. Texas

  3. Virginia

  4. Arizona

  5. Purdue

  6. Baylor

  7. Creighton

  8. UCONN

  9. Kansas

  10. Indiana

  11. Arkansas

  12. Alabama (11)

  13. Tennessee

  14. Gonzaga

  15. Auburn

  16. Illinois

  17. Duke

  18. North Carolina

  19. Kentucky

  20. Michigan State

  21. UCLA

  22. Maryland

  23. Iowa State

  24. San Diego State

  25. Ohio State

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