Yesterday the Coaches' Poll was released, and North Carolina was unanimously agreed upon as the nation's best collegiate men's basketball team.
Really, a unanimous No. 1?
The Tar Heels return their top six guys in the minutes per game category from 2007-08, bringing with them the bulk of the 89 points the team averaged last season.
But where's their size? North Carolina has just three members of the 2008-09 squad standing 6'9" or taller, two of which are 220-lb. freshmen.
What happens when UNC faces a team with frontcourt depth and Hansbrough gets in a little foul trouble?
Connecticut not only has the backcourt talent and depth to match UNC in A.J. Price, Jerome Dyson, Craig Austrie, and Kemba Walker, they also have a forest of bigs.
If UNC were to meet UConn in April, they could potentially face six different athletes that are 6'9" or bigger, including three seven-footers...and Connecticut is just one of the potential challengers for the new unanimous best team in the country.
The Big East will send at least four battle-tested teams to the dance this year with legitimate championship aspirations, as will Ben Howland with UCLA and Tom Izzo with Michigan State.
Even though they have a chance to run the table in an anemic ACC this year, with UNC's glaring lack of size, there's no way they should have been a unanimous top choice.
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