Poll Position, Week 5: UNC moves up one and down one


UNC moved up to No. 4 in the AP poll and down to No. 6 in the Coaches Poll this week. 

If you average those two, UNC would be No. 5 and that’s where I think they deserved to be this week. So even though I love the fact that they’re No. 4 in the AP, I think it’s a little high, but I also think No. 6 in the Coaches is too low, particularly because they are ranked lower than Duke — who got absolutely blasted by Ohio State last week. Yeah, UNC lost a game, but it was to the No. 1 team, and it was by one point on the road. Were the coaches forgetting that UNC also beat the No. 7 team (at the time) in Wisconsin? Duke did not deserve to be the same building as OSU. How is Duke’s one game — a 22 point loss — more impressive than UNC winning against a Top 10 team and losing by one on the road to the No. 1 team?

I think Louisville did deserve to jump Carolina after it’s impressive win Friday night and the fact that its still unbeaten. But the Duke snub? Not cool.