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Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner 7 p. Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner 9 p. They have experience on their side, boasting a veteran unit that has experienced tournament success and knows what it takes to get the job done. Along with Joel Berry II, he has become the engine that powers this team.
The Tar Heels are physical and relentless on the boards, averaging That will serve them extremely well in the tournament. They also lead the country in rebound margin, out-rebounding opponents by an average of 13 boards per game. Most importantly, Snider has returned and appears to be at full strength after missing six games with a hip injury.
That has buoyed Louisville after they lost games to ranked teams like Florida State and Virginia without him. But the Boston College Eagles were the perfect cure for what ailed them, as the Seminoles ripped into the Eagles to the tune of points. They followed that up with wins over Clemson and Miami to close out the year. With the 17th-ranked scoring offense in the nation But they can mask that with their offensive output.
That gives thems a much-needed confidence boost heading into tournament play. Offensively and defensively the Irish can compete with the best of the ACC. The Blue Devils rank third in field goal percentage, second in points per game and have five players averaging over 10 points per game.
Luckily for the Blue Devils, their backcourt might be good enough to get the job done. After dropping four in a row — and five of six to ACC foes in a critical part of the year — the Cavaliers reasserted themselves as a team to be reckoned with by winning their last three games of the year.
The most impressive victory was obviously their suffocating, small-ball-style victory over UNC last Monday night at home. Still, they proved that they can beat the best in UNC late in the year, and may have found the perfect lineup to do just that should they meet again in ACC Tournament play.
Skip to main content. The AP Top 25 Poll. Poll Methodology The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.
The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. From the season through there was only a Top It expanded again to 20 teams from through The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. Only 12 schools have run the season at No. The record for consecutive weeks at No. Ohio State stands second in this category with a week run from Dec. UCLA has spent the most weeks at No.
North Carolina, with , is the only other school with more than The record for most schools to reach No. There are 23 schools that have been ranked No.