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UNC Ranked #8 in Both Polls

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The Tar Heels are officially a top ten team. It remains to be seen if the CFP Committee does the same.

Rank AP Coaches
1 Clemson (53) Clemson (58)
2 Alabama (8) Alabama (5)
3 Oklahoma Iowa (1)
4 Iowa Oklahoma
5 Michigan State Michigan State
6 Ohio State Ohio State
7 Stanford Stanford
8 North Carolina North Carolina
9 Notre Dame Florida State
10 Florida State Notre Dame
12 Baylor Baylor
13 Northwestern Northwestern
14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
15 Oregon Florida
16 Ole Miss Oregon
17 Houston Ole Miss
18 Florida Houston
19 Michigan Michigan
20 Temple Utah
21 Utah Temple
22 Navy Navy
25 Wisconsin Wisconsin

At present UNC is ranked #9 in the AP Basketball Top 25 so for now at least, UNC football is ranked higher than UNC basketball but both in the top ten. The last time the former was true was in 1996.

The most recent point in history with both teams in the top ten was 1998 where UNC basketball was on the way to the Final Four that season and football throttled Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl. UNC was ranked #6 in the final AP Poll of the 1997 football season on January 3rd, 1998. Three days later, the January 6th AP Poll for basketball had the Tar Heels #1.