Heels No. 9 in first AP Poll

North Carolina is ranked No. 9 in the preseason Associated Press poll, released this afternoon.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's 
preseason college basketball poll, with
first-place votes in parentheses, 2002-03
records, total points based on 25 points for a
first-place vote through one point for a
25th-place vote and last season's final ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Connecticut (67) 23-10 1,793 23
2. Duke (3) 26-7 1,667 7
3. Michigan St. (1) 22-13 1,607 --
4. Arizona 28-4 1,476 2
5. Missouri 22-11 1,436 24
6. Kansas (1) 30-8 1,396 6
7. Syracuse 30-5 1,311 13
8. Florida 25-8 1,219 10
9. North Carolina 19-16 1,139 --
10. Gonzaga 24-9 1,125 --
11. Kentucky 32-4 1,092 1
12. Texas 26-7 1,083 5
13. Illinois 25-7 941 11
14. Oklahoma 27-7 822 3
15. Wisconsin 24-8 715 21
16. Louisville 25-7 623 14
17. Saint Joseph's 23-7 579 --
18. Cincinnati 17-12 578 --
19. Stanford 24-9 555 18
20. Wake Forest 25-6 458 8
21. Notre Dame 24-10 429 22
22. Pittsburgh 28-5 382 4
23. Marquette 27-6 155 9
24. N.C. State 18-13 120 --
25. Oklahoma St. 22-10 93 --




Others receiving votes: Maryland 77,
California 71, Oregon 70, Xavier 68,
Ohio State 46, Utah 39, LSU 33, Auburn 32,
BYU 25, Colorado 16, Arizona St. 13,
Providence 13, Purdue 13, Memphis 12,
UCLA 12, Mississippi St. 9, Southern Cal 8,
Michigan 7, Temple 7, Butler 6, Indiana 6,
Manhattan 5, Georgia 3, Ill.-Chicago 3,
N. Illinois 3, Nevada 3, Wichita St. 3,
Dayton 1, Seton Hall 1, Vermont 1.

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