Heels drop to No. 17/19 in new polls

After last weekend's loss at Clemson, the Tar Heels dropped to No. 17 and 19 in the new AP and Coaches Polls 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 February 1, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (44) (18-1)                     1,767     1
 2. STANFORD (26) (18-0)                 1,749     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (2) (18-0)             1,660     3
 4. PITTSBURGH (20-1)                    1,485     7
 5. CONNECTICUT (17-3)                   1,476     6
 6. LOUISVILLE (16-2)                    1,353     4
 7. MISSISSIPPI ST (18-1)                1,350    11
 8. GONZAGA (17-2)                       1,330    10
 9. KENTUCKY (14-3)                      1,229     5
10. CINCINNATI (15-2)                    1,008     8
11. TEXAS (14-3)                           968    16
12. ARIZONA (14-4)                         963     9
13. OKLAHOMA ST (15-2)                     962    18
14. WISCONSIN (14-3)                       860    17
15. GEORGIA TECH (16-4)                    800    14
16. WAKE FOREST (13-4)                     683    19
17. NORTH CAROLINA (13-5)                  607    12
18. SYRACUSE (14-3)                        586    20
19. TEXAS TECH (16-4)                      545    13
20. KANSAS (13-4)                          513    15
21. FLORIDA (13-5)                         178    22
22. OKLAHOMA (13-4)                        172    25
23. PROVIDENCE (14-4)                      156    23
24. UTAH ST (17-1)                         152    NR
25. SOUTH CAROLINA (18-3)                  150    24

Others Receiving Votes: AIR FORCE 116, VANDERBILT 113, SETON
HALL 101, SOUTHERN ILL 65, NO CAROLINA ST 58, FLORIDA ST 53,
MARQUETTE 49, DAYTON 27, PURDUE 26, CHARLOTTE 20, CREIGHTON 
17, WESTERN MICH 17, MEMPHIS 10, HAWAII 7, KENT ST 4, RICE 
4, ILLINOIS 3, MICHIGAN ST 3, IOWA ST 2, VERMONT 2, VA 
COMMONWEALTH 1.


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

(Records through February 1, 2004)

 1. DUKE (24) (18-1)                       766     1
 2. STANFORD (6) (18-0)                    748     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (1) (18-0)               718     3
 4. PITTSBURGH (20-1)                      669     6
 5. CONNECTICUT (17-3)                     610     8
 6. LOUISVILLE (16-2)                      582     4
 7. MISSISSIPPI ST (18-1)                  573    11
 8. GONZAGA (17-2)                         565    10
 9. KENTUCKY (14-3)                        518     5
10. CINCINNATI (15-2)                      499     7
11. WISCONSIN (14-3)                       486    13
12. ARIZONA (14-4)                         426     9
13. OKLAHOMA ST (15-2)                     387    19
14. TEXAS (14-3)                           359    18
15. WAKE FOREST (13-4)                     317    17
16. GEORGIA TECH (16-4)                    293    16
17. KANSAS (13-4)                          276    12
18. TEXAS TECH (16-4)                      228    14
19. NORTH CAROLINA (13-5)                  218    15
20. SYRACUSE (14-3)                        179    22
21. FLORIDA (13-5)                         113    20
22. OKLAHOMA (13-4)                         76    25
23. PROVIDENCE (14-4)                       72    24
24. SOUTH CAROLINA (18-3)                   71    23
25. VANDERBILT (14-4)                       68    NR

Others receiving votes: Air Force (15-2) 37; Creighton (16-2) 33; Southern Illinois (16-2) 30; Dayton (17-3) 27; Utah State (17-1) 26; Florida State (15-6) 13; North Carolina State (12-5) 13; Charlotte (13-5) 12; Seton Hall (14-4) 11; Illinois (13-5) 8; Purdue (14-6) 8; Memphis (14-4) 7; Hawaii (15-4) 6; Western Michigan (15-2) 6; Marquette (13-5) 4; Rice (15-5) 4; Central Florida (16-3) 3; Kent State (14-3) 2; LSU (14-4) 2; Texas-El Paso (15-4) 2; Colorado (12-6) 1; Iowa State (13-4) 1; Nevada (12-6) 1; Wisconsin-Milwaukee (15-5) 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 Division I head coaches. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The 2002-03 board: Dana Altman, Creighton; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Barry Collier, Nebraska; Joe Cravens, Weber State; Dick Davey, Santa Clara; Mike Dement, Southern Methodist; Fran Dunphy, Pennsylvania; Jessie Evans, Louisiana-Lafayette; Rob Evans, Arizona State; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Pat Flannery, Bucknell; Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson; David Henderson, Delaware, Dan Hipsher, Akron; Bob Huggins, Cincinnati; Gene Keady, Purdue; Eddie McCarter, Texas-Arlington; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's; Joe Mihalich, Niagara; Ronald "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State; Dave Odom, South Carolina; Rick Samuels, Eastern Illinois; Kirk Speraw, Central Florida; Bob Thomason, Pacific; Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy; Gary Williams, Maryland; Dennis Wolff, Boston University; Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City.


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