Well despite the victory against East Tennessee State University last weekend, the Carolina Tar Heels have slipped in both the AP & USA Today Top 25 Polls.
The Tar Heels fell down to 21st and 18th perspectively. While they did win against East Tennessee State, it was a rather sloppy game. Many mistake were made and the inexperience shined on the court. That is the only reason that the Tar Heels fell in the polls to teams that coaches felt were better.
The Duke Blue Devils handily won their game Saturday, but the experience was key to their victory. Great utilization of teamwork help the Blue Devils stay in the #2 spot in both polls just behind the Indiana Hoosiers.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack makes a return to the top 25 after a few weeks of rough play. They were defeated by the Michigan Wolverines just days after an embarrassing defeat at the hand of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Raleigh.
The Tar Heels take on in-state rivals East Carolina and the Wolfpack take on Norfolk State both this coming Saturday. Duke plays host to Cornell tomorrow night in Durham.
Just a few short weeks remain in non-conference play before the real fun of the ACC begins and we get to see these three teams face each other at one point.