Heels drop to No. 12/15 in new polls

The Tar Heels fell a few spots in both the new Associated Press and Coaches Polls that were released this afternoon.

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with 
number of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total
points and previous ranking:

(Records through January 25, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (44) (16-1)                     1,766     1
 2. STANFORD (26) (16-0)                 1,743     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (2) (17-0)             1,640     3
 4. LOUISVILLE (15-1)                    1,597     5
 5. KENTUCKY (13-2)                      1,418     9
 6. CONNECTICUT (15-3)                   1,298     4
 7. PITTSBURGH (19-1)                    1,287     8
 8. CINCINNATI (14-1)                    1,248     6
 9. ARIZONA (13-3)                       1,187    14
10. GONZAGA (15-2)                       1,147    15
11. MISSISSIPPI ST (16-1)                1,012    19
12. NORTH CAROLINA (12-4)                1,006     7
13. TEXAS TECH (16-2)                      967    18
14. GEORGIA TECH (15-3)                    895    11
15. KANSAS (12-3)                          683    12
16. TEXAS (12-3)                           599    16
17. WISCONSIN (13-3)                       595    21
18. OKLAHOMA ST (14-2)                     580    24
19. WAKE FOREST (11-4)                     444    10
20. SYRACUSE (13-3)                        442    13
21. PURDUE (14-4)                          418    23
22. FLORIDA (12-4)                         366    17
23. PROVIDENCE (13-3)                      313    NR
24. SOUTH CAROLINA (17-2)                  293    25
25. OKLAHOMA (11-4)                         94    20

Dropped Out: No. 22 VANDERBILT

Others Receiving Votes: FLORIDA ST 75, UTAH ST 51, 
VANDERBILT 45, NO CAROLINA ST 44, AIR FORCE 32, MARYLAND 23,
SOUTHERN ILL 21, HAWAII 14, SETON HALL 14, CREIGHTON 10, 
WESTERN MICH 10, DAYTON 8, MARQUETTE 7, NORTHERN IOWA 3, 
MANHATTAN 2, LSU 1, MEMPHIS 1, VERMONT 1.


The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball 
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record 
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through January 25, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (24) (16-1)                       766     1
 2. STANFORD (6) (16-0)                    748     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (1) (17-0)               710     3
 4. LOUISVILLE (15-1)                      679     6
 5. KENTUCKY (13-2)                        595     8
 6. PITTSBURGH (19-1)                      589     9
 7. CINCINNATI (14-1)                      586     5
 8. CONNECTICUT (15-3)                     544     4
 9. ARIZONA (13-3)                         491    12
10. GONZAGA (15-2)                         431    15
11. MISSISSIPPI ST (16-1)                  395    20
12. KANSAS (12-3)                          381    10
13. WISCONSIN (13-3)                       370    19
14. TEXAS TECH (16-2)                      368    18
15. NORTH CAROLINA (12-4)                  347    11
16. GEORGIA TECH (15-3)                    309    13
17. WAKE FOREST (11-4)                     295     7
18. TEXAS (12-3)                           284    14
19. OKLAHOMA ST (14-2)                     231    25
20. FLORIDA (12-4)                         196    17
21. PURDUE (14-4)                          186    23
22. SYRACUSE (13-3)                        147    16
23. SOUTH CAROLINA (17-2)                  132    NR
24. PROVIDENCE (13-3)                       66    NR
25. OKLAHOMA (11-4)                         53    21

Dropped Out: No. 22 VANDERBILT, No. 24 CREIGHTON

Others Receiving Votes: VANDERBILT 32, CREIGHTON 27, FLORIDA
ST 27, UTAH ST 14, SOUTHERN ILL 12, AIR FORCE 11, ILLINOIS 
9, MARYLAND 8, NO CAROLINA ST 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 5, DAYTON 5,
HAWAII 4, WESTERN MICH 4, MEMPHIS 3, RICE 3, FRESNO ST 2, 
MANHATTAN 1, SETON HALL 1, TEXAS EL PASO 1.

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