Heels rise to No. 14/17 in latest polls

After nearly defeating top-ranked Duke and then winning at Wake Forest, the Tar Heels climbed to No. 14 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches Poll 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 8, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (43) (20-1)                     1,765     1
 2. STANFORD (27) (20-0)                 1,753     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (2) (20-0)             1,659     3
 4. PITTSBURGH (22-1)                    1,502     4
 5. CONNECTICUT (19-3)                   1,499     5
 6. MISSISSIPPI ST (19-1)                1,405     7
 7. GONZAGA (19-2)                       1,392     8
 8. KENTUCKY (16-3)                      1,281     9
 9. LOUISVILLE (17-3)                    1,189     6
10. OKLAHOMA ST (17-2)                   1,166    13
11. TEXAS (16-3)                         1,156    11
12. KANSAS (15-4)                          879    20
13. CINCINNATI (16-3)                      846    10
14. NORTH CAROLINA (14-6)                  723    17
15. GEORGIA TECH (17-5)                    705    15
16. ARIZONA (14-6)                         667    12
17. WISCONSIN (15-4)                       646    14
18. TEXAS TECH (17-5)                      415    19
19. UTAH ST (19-1)                         349    24
20. WAKE FOREST (13-6)                     333    16
21. NO CAROLINA ST (14-5)                  327    NR
22. FLORIDA (14-6)                         294    21
23. SOUTHERN ILL (18-2)                    219    NR
24. PROVIDENCE (15-5)                      215    23
25. SOUTH CAROLINA (19-4)                  200    25

Dropped Out: No. 18 SYRACUSE, No. 22 OKLAHOMA

Others Receiving Votes: SYRACUSE 187, MEMPHIS 71, AIR FORCE 
62, SETON HALL 55, DAYTON 54, OKLAHOMA 46, MICHIGAN ST 42, 
LSU 41, FLORIDA ST 40, ILLINOIS 40, CHARLOTTE 39, WESTERN 
MICH 33, VANDERBILT 24, HAWAII 23, MARQUETTE 14, MARYLAND 
14, KENT ST 12, TEXAS EL PASO 7, CREIGHTON 5, BOSTON U 4, 
VERMONT 2.


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 February 8, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (24) (20-1)                       766     1
 2. STANFORD (6) (20-0)                    748     2
 3. SAINT JOSEPHS (1) (20-0)               714     3
 4. PITTSBURGH (22-1)                      678     4
 5. CONNECTICUT (19-3)                     640     5
 6. MISSISSIPPI ST (19-1)                  603     7
 7. GONZAGA (19-2)                         591     8
 8. KENTUCKY (16-3)                        547     9
 9. LOUISVILLE (17-3)                      506     6
10. OKLAHOMA ST (17-2)                     500    13
11. TEXAS (16-3)                           491    14
12. CINCINNATI (16-3)                      431    10
13. KANSAS (15-4)                          399    17
14. WISCONSIN (15-4)                       355    11
15. ARIZONA (14-6)                         291    12
16. GEORGIA TECH (17-5)                    279    16
17. NORTH CAROLINA (14-6)                  228    19
18. WAKE FOREST (13-6)                     187    15
19. TEXAS TECH (17-5)                      186    18
20. FLORIDA (14-6)                         150    21
21. PROVIDENCE (15-5)                      109    23
22. SOUTH CAROLINA (19-4)                  103    24
23. UTAH ST (19-1)                          98    NR
24. SOUTHERN ILL (18-2)                     92    NR
25. SYRACUSE (14-5)                         75    20

Dropped Out: No. 22 OKLAHOMA, No. 25 VANDERBILT

Others Receiving Votes: NO CAROLINA ST 63, DAYTON 62, 
OKLAHOMA 43, AIR FORCE 36, WESTERN MICH 18, MEMPHIS 16, 
VANDERBILT 15, CREIGHTON 13, HAWAII 11, CHARLOTTE 9, 
MICHIGAN ST 7, ILLINOIS 4, SETON HALL 4, TEXAS EL PASO 2, 
WISC MILWAUKEE 2, KENT ST 1, MANHATTAN 1, NEVADA 1.

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