UNC basketball team got their respect this offseason, and rightfully so.
The Tar Heels are bringing back four starting players a year ago, and while the season is still a few months away, they haven’t earned yet. again another top ranking in too early ranking.
Last week, CBS Sports published the Top 25 and Top 1 rankings., and it’s no surprise that UNC basketball took first place. UNC (29-10) had a magical run in the NCAA Tournament, making it to the national championship game as the 8th seed. On their journey, they toppled #1 seed Baylor and retired Coach K in the Final Four.
CBS insider Gary Parrish cites the return of UNC as Iron Five.
“The Tar Heels rankings are based on the return of all players in the rotation from North Carolina except for Brady Manek, including All-American Armando Bakot, NCAA tournament star Caleb Love and defenseman Leaky Black. UNC has the best and most successful returning core in the sport.”
Even though the Atlantic Coast Conference competed in the NCAA Tournament, the only other conference team to make the top 25 was Duke (9th). The UNC advertising train rolls and the pressure can burst pipes or cut networks.
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