Heels climb to No. 12/16 in new polls

North Carolina checked in at No. 12 and No. 16 in the new AP and Coaches Polls, respectively, which 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 February 22, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. STANFORD (64) (23-0)                 1,791     1
 2. SAINT JOSEPHS (8) (24-0)             1,732     2
 3. PITTSBURGH (24-2)                    1,593     5
 4. GONZAGA (23-2)                       1,536     6
 5. DUKE (22-3)                          1,507     3
 6. OKLAHOMA ST (21-2)                   1,499     7
 7. MISSISSIPPI ST (21-2)                1,353     4
 8. CONNECTICUT (21-5)                   1,299     8
 9. KENTUCKY (19-4)                      1,240     9
10. TEXAS (19-4)                         1,140    11
11. WAKE FOREST (17-6)                   1,007    15
12. NORTH CAROLINA (16-7)                  785    16
13. PROVIDENCE (18-5)                      745    19
14. NO CAROLINA ST (17-6)                  716    13
15. CINCINNATI (18-5)                      643    17
16. SOUTHERN ILL (22-2)                    620    20
17. ARIZONA (17-7)                         587    14
18. GEORGIA TECH (19-7)                    566    18
19. MEMPHIS (19-4)                         540    23
20. KANSAS (17-6)                          474    21
21. LOUISVILLE (17-6)                      450    10
22. WISCONSIN (17-6)                       445    12
23. ILLINOIS (18-5)                        283    NR
24. UTAH ST (22-2)                         141    NR
25. TEXAS TECH (19-7)                      111    22

Dropped Out: No. 24 LSU, No. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA

Others Receiving Votes: SYRACUSE 80, CHARLOTTE 78, KENT ST 
76, MICHIGAN ST 68, AIR FORCE 55, WESTERN MICH 45, SOUTH 
CAROLINA 39, LSU 28, SETON HALL 20, DAYTON 15, VANDERBILT 
15, EAST TENN ST 12, MANHATTAN 12, BOSTON U 10, FLORIDA 10, 
UAB 10, OKLAHOMA 8, NEVADA 5, TEXAS EL PASO 5, UTAH 3, 
BOSTON COLLEGE 2, GEO WASHINGTON 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 February 22, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. STANFORD (26) (23-0)                   770     1
 2. SAINT JOSEPHS (5) (24-0)               746     2
 3. PITTSBURGH (24-2)                      677     4
 4. DUKE (22-3)                            664     3
 5. GONZAGA (23-2)                         656     6
 6. OKLAHOMA ST (21-2)                     648     7
 7. MISSISSIPPI ST (21-2)                  574     5
 8. CONNECTICUT (21-5)                     559     8
 9. KENTUCKY (19-4)                        541     9
10. TEXAS (19-4)                           498    12
11. WAKE FOREST (17-6)                     441    15
12. CINCINNATI (18-5)                      345    14
13. PROVIDENCE (18-5)                      338    17
14. ARIZONA (17-7)                         296    13
15. WISCONSIN (17-6)                       295    10
16. NORTH CAROLINA (16-7)                  267    19
17. SOUTHERN ILL (22-2)                    262    21
18. KANSAS (17-6)                          240    20
19. NO CAROLINA ST (17-6)                  226    18
20. GEORGIA TECH (19-7)                    215    16
21. LOUISVILLE (17-6)                      193    11
22. MEMPHIS (19-4)                         155    NR
23. UTAH ST (22-2)                         104    25
24. ILLINOIS (18-5)                         69    NR
25. TEXAS TECH (19-7)                       63    23

Dropped Out: No. 22 SOUTH CAROLINA, No. 24 SYRACUSE

Others Receiving Votes: SOUTH CAROLINA 45, MICHIGAN ST 38, 
SYRACUSE 36, AIR FORCE 28, KENT ST 19, FLORIDA 12, OKLAHOMA 
10, LSU 9, WESTERN MICH 8, BOSTON COLLEGE 4, TEXAS EL PASO 
4, VANDERBILT 4, CHARLOTTE 3, SETON HALL 3, UAB 2, DAYTON 2,
MANHATTAN 2, RICE 2, NEVADA 1, PURDUE 1.

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