Three Reasons Why UNC Should Be Ranked

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Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The North Carolina Tar Heels came into the season ranked 11th in the country and were expected to be contenders for an ACC championship and possibly even a National Title contender. But after some bad losses, the PJ Hairston dismissal, and a slow start to ACC play, the Tar Heels found themselves far outside the AP Top-25 and even far at the bottom of the ACC standings.

A couple of great wins and a six game winning streak later, the Tar Heels are playing great basketball and finally showing flashes of the team that AP voters picked 11th to start the season. But UNC still hasn’t been ranked since December 30th after losses to Wake Forest and Miami threw the Heels out of the Top-25.

Isn’t it time for the Tar Heels to be back among College Basketball’s 25 best teams? UNC is playing well, but received just one measly vote in the February 10th AP poll. Here is the case for why UNC should be in the Top-25.

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  • Charles Baker

    Not sure i agree. Although UNC have won against its most stiff competition, the loses are equally bad as the strong wins are good. Losing to UAB, Belmont, wake, etc. Are almost embarrassing, and reflects how much work this team needs to do and work on. Although the 6 game win streak is a good sign, let’s face it it’s not against the best competition in the ACC. If the Tarheel can nock off florida state, and the first meeting against dook, then they would have a case for top 25

    • Goheels

      If they beat FSU and duke, extending the streak to 8, I’d say they are top 15 not just top 25.

    • john bauman

      You make valid points, but i would counter that those losses are not representative of the team that played against pittsburgh. UNC has improved a lot since all of those losses and found their identity, so i would argue if you were purely ranking the best 25 teams in the country, and putting records (or bad losses) in the backseat of the priority car a little bit, unc is a top-25 team.