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Confidence among the Tar Heel fanbase returns to glory in this week’s FanPulse survey

After a much-needed win, the Tar Heels go into their bye week with some positive momentum.

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across college sports. Each week during the college sports season, we will send out polls to plug in fans to each team. Tar Heel fans can sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Week 6 of college football gave us some of the dominating wins that you would expect from some of the top teams in the country, as well as some surprise losses. In the ACC specifically, there weren’t any real surprises aside from the fact that Duke tried to steal Pitt’s cookies in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Panthers 20-7 to finish out the game. With that said, let’s dive right into this week’s SB Nation FanPulse top 25 results following this past weekend’s games.

When looking at this week’s poll, the biggest shock came from UCF only sliding two spots after losing to Cincinnati 24-27. This is in stark contrast to what happened in the AP poll, as UCF was knocked out of the rankings and Cincinnati snuck into the #25 slot. The Bearcats likely wouldn’t be too upset if they saw this, however, as they are so happy that they decided to troll the Knights on Twitter:

Another team that suffered an upset to an unranked team only to slide down two spots in the rankings is Washington. They were handed a 13-23 defeat by Stanford, giving them their second loss of the season. Finally, Texas Tech was able to upset #21 Oklahoma State, but mysteriously the Cowboys actually made it into SB Nation’s top 25 this week after being omitted last week.

As far as the ACC goes, there’s not a whole lot to see here. Clemson and Virginia both had their bye weeks this past weekend, and so eight unranked teams beat up on each other in games that had no impact on this week’s voting.

Now for some exciting news: for the first time ever, we now have a UNC fan-exclusive FanPulse top 25 poll. Going forward, each week we will present this data alongside the poll that was voted on by every college fan in the SB Nation network. So without further ado, let’s take a look at how you, the Tar Heel faithful, voted for this week’s top 25:

THB FanPulse Top 25

Alabama 1
Alabama 1
Georgia 2
Ohio State 3
Clemson 5
Oklahoma 6
Wisconsin 7
Florida 8
Notre Dame 9
Auburn 10
Texas 11
Penn State 12
Oregon 13
Boise State 14
Iowa 15
Utah 16
Washington 17
Michigan 18
Wake Forest 19
Arizona State 20
Virginia 21
UCF 22
Oklahoma State 23
SMU 23
Texas A&M 25

The most startling result from the THB top 25 is that Georgia was voted as the second best team in the country, while Clemson is at number five. Readers also voted Wake Forest into the top 25, which is a little difficult to argue as they remain undefeated going into this weekend’s game against Louisville. We here at Tar Heel Blog look forward to seeing how our fans vote each week, so please if you haven’t already done so sign up for the survey by clicking the link at the top of this article.

As far as UNC goes, it seems that fan confidence has made it back to its peak after the 16-point win against Georgia Tech:

What do you think of this week’s FanPulse survey results? Do you agree with the SB Nation top 25 results? Also, are you as confident in the Tar Heels going into the bye week as the data indicates? Let us know in the comments below!