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ESPN - Carolina is Pre-Season #1

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Tar Heels close-to-unanimous No. 1

    Updated: October 20, 2011, 1:43 PM ET


    North Carolina was one first-place vote away from being a unanimous preseason No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.

    The Tar Heels, the heavy favorite to win the 2012 national championship, received 30 of the coaches' 31 first-place votes and outranked No. 2 Kentucky by 53 points (774 to 721) in the poll, which was released Thursday.

    North Carolina returns a core of top players, including sophomore forward Harrison Barnes. He and three of his teammates -- John Henson, Kendall Marshall and Tyler Zeller -- are among the 50 players to appear on the Wooden Award's preseason list.

    To read the entire article, click on link below..

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...arolina-tar-heels-no-1-preseason-coaches-poll
     
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Here are the actual Preseason rankings

    1. North Carolina (30) 29-8
    2. Kentucky (1) 29-9
    3. Ohio State 34-3
    4. Connecticut 2-9
    5. Syracuse 27-8
    6. Duke 32-5
    7. Vanderbilt 23-11
    8. Louisville 25-10
    9. Memphis 25-10
    10. Florida 29-8
    11. Pittsburgh 28-6
    12. Baylor 18-13
    13. Kansas 35-3
    14. Wisconsin 25-9
    15. Xavier 24-8
    16. Arizona 30-8
    17. Alabama 24-11
    18. Michigan 21-14
    19. Texas A&M 24-9
    20. UCLA 23-11
    21. Marquette 22-15
    22. Cincinnati 26-9
    23. Gonzaga 25-10
    24. California 18-15
    25. Missouri 23-11

    With regards to North Carolina, the Heels did recent lose shooting guard Leslie McDonald for the season with an ACL tear.
     
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    That's what I like to see!
     

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