UNC Basketball program bounces back in AP Poll after dropping previous two weeks

The UNC Basketball program has put together consecutive wins for the first time since January and now moving back up in the latest edition of the AP Poll.

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It was a rough stretch for a majority of February for the UNC Basketball program as they alternated winning and losing games and as a result saw their No. 3 Associated Press poll ranking slip away as they fell to 10th last week.

It was the lowest ranking the Tar Heels have been since before Christmas when they were 11th and jumped to ninth after beating Oklahoma. Over the past two weeks, North Carolina fell from No. 3 down to No. 10 in the AP Poll in the February 19th edition.

The UNC Basketball program had a "bye week" last week, which consisted of no mid-week game and their longest break between games since the nine-day stretch between Oklahoma and Charleston Southern in December. Their one game was a trip to Charlottesville to match up with Virginia. North Carolina was victorious, winning 54-44 in a defensive showdown.

That 1-0 record last week that consisted of a quad one victory on the road earned a bump in the final AP Poll of February.

The Tar Heels rose one spot to No. 9 in this week of the Associated Press Poll and will have a quick turnaround as they welcome Miami to town for a rematch of their game just 16 days ago. They will then welcome rival NC State to Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 2nd.

At this point in the season, the polls and rankings don't mean nearly as much as they did earlier in the season. The polls are not a metric used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, and while the Tar Heels may come in toward the bottom of the top ten in the AP Poll, several Bracketologist have the UNC Basketball team anywhere from the No. 6 overall seed to the No. 4 overall seed and occupying the last No. 1 spot.

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