UNC saw the return of starting point guard Joel Berry, who had been sidelined for two games with a sprained left ankle. He showed very little rust on Saturday against Kentucky, finishing the game with 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds before fouling out in the closing seconds.
Villanova remained atop the poll followed by UCLA and Kansas. Baylor and Duke came in at fourth and fifth, respectively, and Kentucky stayed put at No. 6.
Gonzaga and North Carolina traded places this week, with the former coming in at seventh in the poll. Creighton and Louisville rounded out the top 10.
In total, the Atlantic Coast Conference has six ranked teams in this week’s Top 25. Duke, North Carolina and Louisville all made the top 10, while Virginia, Florida State and Notre Dame took the 12th, 21st and 25th spots, respectively.
The Tar Heels now prepare for a home game against Northern Iowa in the rematch of a contest that they lost last season when starting point guard Marcus Paige was injured.