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Top-ranked Heels get No. 5 seed

Updated: May 6, 2013, 9:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

North Carolina holds the No. 1 ranking in the polls but that wasn't enough to sway the selection committee, which gave the top-ranked Tar Heels (12-3) the No. 5 seed in this year's NCAA men's lacrosse tournament.

Syracuse (13-3) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will host Bryant when the tournament kicks off next weekend.

The Orange overcame a season-opening loss to Albany to wind up with the top overall seed, something Syracuse coach John Desko said was a long time coming.

"It's ...

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