North Carolina grabs 25 of 31 first-place votes in poll

Updated: December 10, 2007, 1:40 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

North Carolina tops a list of eight unbeatens among the top nine in this week's ESPN/USA Today men's college basketball poll.

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The Tar Heels, 8-0, received 25 of 31 first-place votes in the latest poll of 31 coaches. North Carolina has 763 points, 23 more than second-place Memphis (7-0), which picked up four first-place votes.

No. 3 Kansas (9-0) and No. 4 Georgetown (7-0) picked up the remaining two first-place votes. Texas (9-0) is ranked fifth.

Other unbeatens in the top 10 are No. 6 Washington State (9-0), No. 7 Duke (9-0) and No. 9 Pittsburgh (9-0).

UCLA (8-1) held on to the No. 8 spot, while Michigan State (8-1) is No. 10 for a second straight week.

The top 10 remained unchanged from a week ago.

Other unbeatens are No. 15 Clemson (8-0), No. 21 Vanderbilt (9-0) and No. 24 Saint Mary's (7-0). The Gaels are in the poll for the first time this season.