CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: General View of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans during the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The North Carolina Tar Heels remain the No. 1 team in the AP Poll and await any and all comers to knock them from that perch.
The North Carolina Tar Heels remain atop the latest AP Top 25 Poll after defeating the Michigan St. Spartans on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson and then taking care of UNC-Asheville on the road. The Ohio St. Buckeyes and the Connecticut Huskies took three of the 65 first-place votes, as all the others went to the Tar Heels.
Only two Top 25 teams from last week lost over the weekend. The Vanderbilt Commodores dropped from No. 7 to No. 18 in the AP Poll. The UCLA Bruins were No. 17 and fell out of the rankings after losing to Loyola Marymount by 11 points.
In the Pac-12, the Arizona Wildcats are 3-0 and the No. 15 team in the country. The California Golden Bears are 2-0 and No. 20. They are the only schools from the conference in the top 25 this week. No teams from the Mountain West made the Top 25, but the New Mexico Lobos, the UNLV Rebels and the San Diego St. Aztecs all received votes
Here is the current AP Top 25 Poll:
|1||North Carolina (62)||2-0|
|3||Ohio State (1)||1-0|
Others receiving votes: Temple 79, Michigan State 78, Washington 47, Cleveland State 43, New Mexico 34, UCLA 34, Belmont 21, Creighton 19, Villanova 19, Texas 18, Drexel 13, UNLV 9, Saint Mary's 6, Purdue 5, San Diego State 3, George Mason 3, Harvard 3, Butler 3, Long Beach State 3, Utah State 3, Illinois 2, Marshall 1, Minnesota 1, Akron 1, West Virginia 1