The USA Today Amway Coaches Preseason Poll has been released and the North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked for the first time since 2010. The Tar Heels come in at No. 23 and are part of three ACC teams named to the poll.
The Tar Heels were ranked 18th in 2010. They received 175 votes in this years poll 32 points ahead of No. 24 Texas and 53 points behind No. 22 Nebraska.
Defending National Champion Florida State came in at No. 1 to no ones surprise and the other ACC team, Clemson was ranked No. 16 to complete the trio of ACC teams.
While it’s only the preseason poll, it’s very encouraging to see the Tar Heels ranked. It’s going to be very interesting to see how far the Tar Heels can climb in the rankings throughout the year.
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