With the release of today’s college hoops AP preseason poll, the North Carolina Tar Heels further cemented themselves as one of college basketball’s most storied programs.
The Tar Heels, returning all five starters from last season’s Elite 8 team, were the landslide #1 (62/65 votes) in the Associated Press’ preseason poll. It’s the eighth time they have been #1 with a bullet since the poll started in 1961-62.
You can compare this poll versus our poll, which we initially released the day after the 2011 National Title game.
And the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
The honor breaks a tie with Duke, their hated rival and moves them into a new tie with UCLA for first place in this category.
From the AP:
With the frontcourt of Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller all passing up the chance to enter the NBA draft and point guard Kendall Marshall having a chance to run the team for the whole season instead of just the last 20 games, the Tar Heels have the personnel to start the seaso...