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UNC has history on its side

What good are the preseason polls in basketball? Recent history proves the guesswork that takes place in November is reasonably accurate come March. In the past five seasons, 41 of the 80 teams ranked 16th or higher in the preseason Associated Press rankings made the Sweet 16. North Carolina, which has four national championships and 16 Final Four trips, is No. 1 in both the media and coaches' polls. (Bradenton Herald)

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