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Friday, October 26, 2012
UNC ranks 11th in preseason AP poll

By Robbi Pickeral

North Carolina is ranked 11th in the preseason Associated Press poll, released Friday, one spot better than USA Today's preseason coaches poll.

NC State led all ACC teams at No. 6, Duke came in at No. 8, and FSU is No. 25. Indiana -- which is led by Cody Zeller, younger brother of former UNC forward Tyler Zeller -- is No. 1 in both polls.

Eleventh is the lowest the Tar Heels have opened in the AP preseason poll since 2005-06, when they were not ranked. Here's a list of UNC's AP preseason rankings in the Roy Williams era -- and how the team ultimately finished: