Discussion

With stars coming back, North Carolina is unanimous preseason No. 1

Updated: October 31, 2008, 1:43 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Eventual champion Kansas knocked off North Carolina in the semifinals of last season's NCAA tournament, but it's the Tar Heels who are the big favorite heading into the 2008-09 season.

North Carolina received all 31 first-place votes as the unanimous No. 1 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, which was released Thursday. After losing a big chunk of their roster, the Jayhawks debut at No. 23 following a 37-3 season.

Since ESPN began participating in the coaches' ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES