clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

AP Poll: Week of 2/23

New, comments

The Tar Heels fell short of getting ranked despite a good week.

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It was an up and down week for the collective of North Carolina basketball. After handling Northeastern in a quickly scheduled game, they crushed Louisville over the weekend, giving the Tar Heels’ their best win of the season. However on the other hand, the women couldn’t complete a season sweep of upsets over NC State, falling to the Wolfpack on Sunday.

With another week in the books, let’s see where things shook out in the top 25 rankings.

Men’s Basketball

AP Top 25

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs (60 first place votes)
  2. Baylor Bears (4)
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Illinois Fighting Illini
  6. Alabama Crimson Tide
  7. Oklahoma Sooners
  8. Villanova Wildcats
  9. Iowa Hawkeyes
  10. West Virginia Mountaineers
  11. Florida State Seminoles
  12. Houston Cougars
  13. Creighton Blue Jays
  14. Texas Longhorns
  15. Virginia Cavaliers
  16. Virginia Tech Hokies
  17. Kansas Jayhawks
  18. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  19. USC Trojans
  20. Arkansas Razorbacks
  21. Loyola Chicago Ramblers
  22. San Diego State Aztecs
  23. Wisconsin Badgers
  24. Missouri Tigers
  25. Tennessee Volunteers

Where is UNC?

The blowout win over Louisville has moved the Tar Heels up slightly....but not too much. After getting just two votes last week, Carolina is now up to six. They’re still a ways off #25, however.

Biggest Winners

Kansas was the biggest gainer of the week, moving up six spots after extending their win streak to five games. However, the biggest winner of the week was arguably a team that didn’t move at all. Michigan beat Ohio State in the biggest game of the regular season so far. With that win, they have established themselves as the clear #3 behind Gonzaga and Baylor.

Biggest Losers

Virginia’s loss to a certain school from Durham has caused them to suffer the biggest drop of the week, falling eight spots. Serves them right.

Conference Breakdown

Marquee Matchups This Week

  • #10 West Virginia at #2 Baylor - Thursday at 5 PM ET
  • #9 Iowa at #3 Michigan - Thursday at 7 PM ET on ESPN
  • #2 Baylor at #17 Kansas - Saturday at 8 PM ET on ESPN

Women’s Basketball

AP Top 25

  1. UConn Huskies (28 first place votes)
  2. NC State Wolfpack
  3. Texas A&M Aggies (1)
  4. Stanford Cardinal (1)
  5. South Carolina Gamecocks
  6. Louisville Cardinals
  7. Baylor Bears
  8. Maryland Terrapins
  9. Arizona Wildcats
  10. UCLA Bruins
  11. Indiana Hoosiers
  12. Michigan Wolverines
  13. South Florida Bulls
  14. Oregon Ducks
  15. Ohio State Buckeyes
  16. Arkansas Razorbacks
  17. Georgia Bulldogs
  18. West Virginia Mountaineers
  19. Kentucky Wildcats
  20. Tennessee Volunteers
  21. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  22. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
  23. Missouri State Bears
  24. DePaul Blue Demons
  25. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Where is UNC?

NC State got their revenge against the Tar Heels and as a result, UNC still isn’t among the “others receiving votes.” They’re still hanging onto a NCAA Tournament place in ESPN’s WBB Bracketology, however.

Biggest Winners

Georgia is on a four-game win streak, vaulting them up a week high five spots.

Biggest Losers

On the other hand, Gonzaga and DePaul also had a five spot move, but went in the other direction.

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 Kentucky at #17 Georgia - Thursday at 7 PM ET on SEC Network
  • #5 South Carolina at #3 Texas A&M - Sunday at 2 PM ET on ESPN2
  • #8 Maryland at Northwestern - Sunday at 4 PM ET on ESPN2