Oct 26, 2012
Two Tobacco Road teams are in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25, but, for a change, both don't wear blue.
North Carolina State University is ranked sixth, ahead of Duke (8) and the University of North Carolina (11). The Wolfpack return four starters from a team that made the Sweet Sixteen in the spring and added key recruits in guard Rodney Purvis, T.J. Warren and Tyler Lewis.
Indiana is No. 1 in for the third time and the first since the 1979-80 season. The Hoosiers return all five starters, including 7-foot sophomore Cody Zeller.
They received 43 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Friday. Louisville and Kentucky, the teams ranked second and third, received the rest of the first-place votes with Louisville getting 20 and the defending national champion the other two.
Ohio State and Michigan join Indiana as Big Ten teams in the top five. The last time a conference had three teams in the preseason top five was 2008-09 when Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh of the Big East were second, third and fifth, respectively.
State in the top 10..lmao....must be a down year in college hoops- Posted by ugottabkiddinme
Another top notch UNC education? What was State seeded last year? Why, I do not believe that they were a 16th seed. You know, common sense tells you that the play in games are the last teams in, followed by the 16 seeds, the 15 seeds, and so on. But hey, thats just common sense. No where does being the last team announced mean you are the last team in. They were in before all the seeds ranked above them, by hey, again, just common sense. Hum, what would make a team returning 4 starters from a sweet 16 team, returning a redshirt 7 footer, and gaining one of the best recruiting classes in the country, what in the world would make anybody think they might be good. Oh I know, common sense.isnt duke always overrated at the beggining of the season? duke is not a top 10 team they might be top 15 or 20 but they are certainly not top 10 nc state on the other hand might be 10 i still think carolina is going to be better than duke this year and i think right now that nc state might be the best team in the acc my preseason rankings in the acc goes nc state, unc, then duke! get over it devil fans your no longer the top teir in the acc lolzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!- Posted by czaadonis
nc state barely made it into the tournament last year, remember they were the last team picked... they had an average season... and that was with these same players so explian to me what made them better beacuse they made a run in the ncaa tournament we've seen teams makes runs before that doesen't always carry over to the next year.
You really aren't doing much to help the hits UNC has taken lately on their academic reputation. It says "Two Tobacco Roads teams in the Associated Press preseason top 25, but, for a change, two are not wearing blue" Is this really the kind of education you are getting at UNC? If so, you might want to think about transfering to another school or paying attention in class one.As a journalism/editing student, I found an error in the first sentence of this article. Anyone notice it says "Two Tobacco Road teams in the PRESEASON AP TOP 25, but don't wear blue." Actually, UNC is No. 11 according to the poll (which the article states later) so if they want this to be correct, it should say "AP PRESEASON TOP 10"- Posted by uncheels