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Where did UNC basketball land in this week’s rankings?

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After the high of the previous week, North Carolina men’s basketball fell back to earth in their loss to Virginia on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Tar Heel women’s team built on their upset of NC State and added a second-straight win.

With another week in the books, where do the UNC basketball teams stand in AP Top 25 voting?

Men’s Basketball

AP Top 25

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (59 first place votes)
  2. Baylor Bears (5)
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Illinois Fighting Illini
  6. Houston Cougars
  7. Virginia Cavaliers
  8. Alabama Crimson Tide
  9. Oklahoma Sooners
  10. Villanova Wildcats
  11. Iowa Hawkeyes
  12. Texas Longhorns
  13. West Virginia Mountaineers
  14. Creighton Blue Jays
  15. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  16. Florida State Seminoles
  17. USC Trojans
  18. Virginia Tech Hokies
  19. Tennessee Volunteers
  20. Missouri Tigers
  21. Wisconsin Badgers
  22. Loyola Chicago Ramblers
  23. Kansas Jayhawks
  24. Arkansas Razorbacks
  25. San Diego State Aztecs

Where is UNC?

The Tar Heels had gotten back into the “others receiving votes,” but after the performance against Virginia, they’ve dropped a bit. Last week they had gotten eight voting points, but now they’re down to two. They’re now 73 votes back of #25 San Diego State.

Biggest Winners

The dreaded Creighton had the biggest jump of the week, moving up to #14 after their dominant win over Villanova.

Biggest Losers

Missouri had cracked the top ten last week, but are now clinging onto the top 20. They fell all that way thanks to losses to Ole Miss and Arkansas. Both were unranked at the time, but Arkansas did get in thanks to their win over the Tigers.

Conference Breakdown

Marquee Matchups This Week

  • #11 Iowa at #21 Wisconsin - Thursday at 7 PM ET on ESPN3
  • #13 West Virginia at #12 Texas - Saturday at 3 PM ET on ABC
  • #3 Michigan at #4 Ohio State - Sunday at 1 PM ET on CBS

Women’s Basketball

AP Top 25

  1. UConn Huskies (26 first place votes)
  2. South Carolina Gamecocks (2)
  3. Louisville Cardinals
  4. NC State Wolfpack
  5. Texas A&M Aggies(1)
  6. Stanford Cardinal (1)
  7. Baylor Bears
  8. UCLA Bruins
  9. Maryland Terrapins
  10. Arizona Wildcats
  11. Michigan Wolverines
  12. South Florida Bulls
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Indiana Hoosiers
  15. Ohio State Buckeyes
  16. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  17. Kentucky Wildcats
  18. Arkansas Razorbacks
  19. DePaul Blue Demons
  20. West Virginia Mountaineers (tied with DePaul for 19th)
  21. Tennessee Volunteers
  22. Georgia Bulldogs
  23. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
  24. Northwestern Wildcats
  25. Missouri State Bears

Where is UNC?

The Tar Heels built on their upset win over NC State with another over Pitt, but it still wasn’t enough to get them any votes this week. However, they are now one of the last teams in the NCAA Tournament, at least according to ESPN’s WBB Bracketology.

Biggest Winners

There was a #1 vs. #2 battle last week, and UConn came out on top, vaulting them back up to #1, where they seem to be so often.

Biggest Losers

Tennessee had the biggest fall of the week, dropping five spots thanks to losses to Kentucky and Texas A&M.

Conference Breakdown

  • AAC: 1
  • ACC: 2
  • Big 12: 2
  • Big East: 2
  • Big Ten: 5
  • Missouri Valley: 1
  • Pac-12: 4
  • SEC: 6
  • Summit League: 1
  • WCC: 1

Marquee Matchups This Week

  • #19 West Virginia at #7 Baylor at 8 PM ET on ESPN+
  • #2 South Carolina at #21 Tennessee at 7 PM ET on SEC Network
  • #10 Arizona at #6 Stanford - Monday at 9 PM ET on ESPN2