This week, UNC was ranked #8 by the AP and ESPN men’s basketball posts. What?!? What’s the logic in this? I understand that we have 5 losses. But we were previously #5, a lot of teams around us in the rankings (Florida, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh) lost games, and our loss was on the road, in conference, to a 22-7 Maryland team who is now ranked in the AP poll. Seriously, #8? Behind the Memphis Tigers, who play in one of the weakest conferences in Division I? The pollsters must have had their minds warped. Like these guys:
(Yes, this is an excuse to post a bizarre Japanese clip.)
On the other hand, Joe Lunardi still has us as a #1 seed in the NCAA, which surprised me, to be honest. I think we still need to win out the rest of the season and make the finals of the ACC tournament to guarantee a #1 seed. But if the committee thinks we’re still worthy, I’m not complaining.
UPDATE (3/2): This post was made under the assumption that we wouldn’t lose to Georgia. But our defense decided to see a Lil’ Jon show in Atlanta while the Yellow Jackets absolutely lit the Heels up. WHAT?!?! So forget what I just said.