In 2009, the North Carolina Tar Heels finished 20-17, and failed to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, the Tar Heels finished 29-8, and won the ACC regular season title.
Heading into this season, the Tar Heels will look to make even bigger strides back to the top as they return everyone from the 2010 Elite Eight squad.
The Tar Heels seem to have everything in their favor as they head into a possibly magical 2011 season. Now they just have to execute and deal with the pressure that comes with having talent and experience.
Here are eleven reasons the Tar Heels will be the best team in the nation in 2011: