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AP Top 25 Poll: Week of 11/30

Where are the Heels in this latest editions of the rankings?

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to the weird world we’re all currently living in, the busiest part of the college sports calendar continues on for a little while longer. Usually Thanksgiving weekend means the end of the college football regular season, but this year UNC has two more games to do, including one this coming weekend.

Add in that the men’s basketball team will be playing three times in the Maui Invitation in Asheville, we’ve got a packed week ahead of us. Before all of that starts, let’s take a look at where things are in the AP Polls for this week.

Football

AP Top 25

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide (62 first place votes)
  2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Clemson Tigers
  5. Texas A&M Aggies
  6. Florida Gators
  7. Cincinnati Bearcats
  8. BYU Cougars
  9. Miami Hurricanes
  10. Indiana Hoosiers
  11. Georgia Bulldogs
  12. Iowa State Cyclones
  13. Oklahoma Sooners
  14. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  15. Marshall Thundering Herd
  16. Northwestern Wildcats
  17. USC Trojans
  18. Wisconsin Badgers
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  20. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
  21. Oregon Ducks
  22. Tulsa Golden Hurrican
  23. Washington Huskies
  24. Iowa Hawkeyes
  25. Liberty Flames

Where is UNC?

After going into the weekend at #25 and then losing, the Tar Heels unsurprisingly fell out of the rankings. That being said, they very nearly didn’t. UNC received just two fewer ranking points than #25 Liberty, making the Heels the unofficial #26.

Biggest Winners

Not much movement at the top of the rankings means there weren’t many big jumps this week. Iowa State and Louisiana tied for the week’s lead by moving up three spots.

Biggest Losers

On the other hand, we do have one big fall. After their loss to rival Oregon State, Oregon took a 12 spot dip, falling to #21.

Conference Breakdown

  • ACC: 3
  • American: 2
  • Big 12: 3
  • Big Ten: 5
  • Conference USA: 1
  • Independent: 2
  • Pac-12: 3
  • SEC: 4
  • Sun Belt: 2

Marquee Top 25 Matchups

  • #5 Texas A&M at Auburn - Saturday at 12 PM ET on ESPN
  • #25 Liberty (9-1) at #14 Coastal Carolina (9-0) - Saturday, TBD
  • #10 Indiana (5-1) at #18 Wisconsin (2-1) - Saturday at 3:30 PM ET

Basketball

AP Top 25

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (28 first place votes)
  2. Baylor Bears (24)
  3. Villanova Wildcats (11)
  4. Virginia Cavaliers (1)
  5. Iowa Hawkeyes
  6. Kansas Jayhawks
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Illinois Fighting Illini
  9. Duke Blue Devils
  10. Kentucky Wildcats
  11. Creighton Blue Jays
  12. Tennessee Volunteers
  13. Michigan State Spartans
  14. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  15. West Virginia Mountaineers
  16. North Carolina Tar Heels
  17. Houston Cougars
  18. Arizona State Sun Devils
  19. Texas Longhorns
  20. Oregon Ducks
  21. Florida State Seminoles
  22. UCLA Bruins
  23. Ohio State Buckeyes
  24. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  25. Michigan Wolverines

Where is UNC?

The new men’s basketball poll comes out later today, so we’ll find out where the Heels are this week then. Several teams ranked ahead of them in last week’s rankings lost, so you would expect some movement upwards for Carolina.

Conference Breakdown

  • ACC: 4
  • American: 1
  • Big 12: 8
  • Big East: 2
  • Big Ten: 4
  • Pac-12: 3
  • SEC: 2
  • WCC: 1

Marquee Top 25 Matchups

  • #13 Michigan State (2-0) at #9 Duke (1-0) - Tuesday at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN
  • #10 Kentucky (1-1) vs. #6 Kansas (1-1) - Tuesday at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN
  • #1 Gonzaga (2-0) vs. #2 Baylor (1-0) - Saturday at 1:00 PM ET on CBS