NCAA Basketball

Preseason No. 1 UNC drops out of AP poll

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, while preseason No. 1 North Carolina has dropped out entirely after a fourth straight loss.

The Cougars earned 37 of 62 first-place votes in Monday's poll, extending the program's first stay at No. 1 since the "Phi Slama Jama" days in the 1980s for another week. Houston (8-0) beat Norfolk State and Saint Mary's in its first week at the top.

"I don't dwell on it," coach Kelvin Sampson said last week about the No. 1 ranking. "We're not running around here pushing our chest out, thinking we're something we're not."


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston8-0
2 Texas6-0
3 Virginia7-0
4 Purdue8-0
5 UConn9-0
6 Kansas8-1
7 Tennessee7-1
8 Alabama7-1
9 Arkansas7-1
10 Arizona7-1
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Purdue8-0
2 Utah State7-0
3 Charleston8-1
4 UConn9-0
5 Sam Houston7-1
6 Auburn8-0
7 UNLV8-0
8 Maryland8-0
9 Houston8-0
10 Saint Louis7-2
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