UNC Football: Tar Heels climb AP Top 25 poll

With the latest AP Top 25 poll out, the UNC Football program has jumped up a few spots to No. 12 in the rankings as they sit outside of the Top 10

The UNC Football program is moving on up in the latest Associated Press Top 25 rankings that were released on Sunday and they saw a big jump.

After beating Syracuse to open up the 2020 season with a win, UNC has jumped up six spots from No. 18 to No. 12 in the latest poll. However, the win wasn’t the biggest reason why the team jumped up close to the Top 10.

The new poll does not include Big Ten, Pac-12, MAC or Mountain West teams, those conferences that have opted out of the season. That’s nothing against the Tar Heels but the first poll did include those teams.

Clemson stayed in the Top spot after beating Wake Forest to open up the season but Alabama moved to No. 2, Oklahoma to No. 3, Georgia to No. 4 and Florida to No. 5. All three of those SEC schools have yet to start the season.

Fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member Notre Dame moved up to No. 7 after beating Duke and Miami (No. 17), Louisville (No. 18), Virginia Tech (No. 20) and Pitt (No. 25) all joined the poll for the first time.

Things will get interesting in the next few weeks for the polls. After we saw a day of football on Saturday, news broke that the Big Ten will be voting to play or not this Fall. That will have significant impact on the polls and the College Football Playoff.

Next up for the Tar Heels is a date with Charlotte on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Charlotte lost their opener at Appalachian State.

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