3. North Carolina (17-3)
Right now we know that North Carolina is the best team in the ACC. A league that continues to see several teams having down seasons sits currently in the Tar Heels’ hands, especially with the hot start to their conference season. The star players from the Tar Heels haven’t forgotten that Final Four two years ago and know that that’s the goal, but maintaining this unblemished run in conference play is pretty cool too.
That continued with yet another double-digit win, as the Tar Heels climbed out of a halftime deficit for an 85-64 home win over Wake Forest. RJ Davis had a monstrous performance with 36 points while Harrison Ingram added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Back in action over the weekend, North Carolina trailed at the half again but used another strong second half for a 75-68 win at Florida State. They completed a season sweep over the Seminoles, getting 24 points from Davis and a 13-point, 17-rebound effort from Ingram.
It’s more than just those two, as the Tar Heels are still leaning on Armando Bacot and a bevy of new faces to get the job done in Chapel Hill. There’s no shortage of weapons for a team that’s won ten games in a row and now sits 9-0 in ACC play. Barring something unforeseen, the Tar Heels will win the ACC regular season title, though a major test approaches with their first game of the season against rival Duke on Saturday.