UNC ranked #23 in preseason football poll

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The North Carolina Tar Heels football team will start the 2014 season ranked #23 in the Preseason USA Today Amway Coaches Poll.

WTVD-TV reported that UNC was picked by the media to finish fourth in the ACC Coastal Division, behind Miami, Duke and Virginia Tech, but the Tar Heels are the only team among those four to make the Top 25 poll.

“The Tar Heels aren’t in a bad place in the ACC – which is to say they’re not in the Atlantic Division where Florida State and Clemson live,” the poll says. “As such there opportunity is there to move up, but key spots on both sides must be filled. WR Quinshad Davis could be the breakout start of the offense if either QB Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky can excel in the starting role. T.J. Logan paces a deep backfield. The versatile Norkeithus Otis will do a little of everything from the bandit position on the defense.”

UNC last appeared in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll in 2010, at #18. The 2010 season was consumed by scandal when the NCAA began investigating and interviewing players about possible rules violations concerning sports agents and improper gifts.

UNC finished the 2010 season 8-5, but was forced to vacate the wins as part of NCAA sanctions handed down as part of the agent investigation. Butch Davis was fired as the Tar Heels head coach in July 2011.


  • Roy

    But 1st in LEADERSHIP, ACCOUNTABILITY, and National Championships more so than any other university in this state. GO HEELS!! When you’re #1, everyone is nipping at your HEELS!!!!!

    • stinger90

      I lol at you Roy,
      This is football not basketball. So funny how tarhole fans always bring basketball when talking about football. You cheat in football and still can’t win your ACC division. You also better watch out about things dealing with your basketball program. Where there’s smoke…

      With that said, it’s not good for the whole ACC. I may make fun, but UNC is a very good school as a whole in sports and in the classroom.

    • Frank

      Sure would like a breakdown of the leadership and accountability ‘ol Roy. I’m pretty sure 500 no-show classes and 200 unauthorized grade changes aren’t what you have in mind. Not to mention the paying of football payers by a fired tutor who was also having a sexual relationship with a player WHILE acting as a tutor. Yep, they lead for sure! Go holes…..to class that is. The only thing getting splattered by the holes is the carolina way…it’s being exposed for the farce it’s always been. The rest of the ACC is just fine.

      No worries about polls. The holes haven’t finished ranked since 1997.

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