North Carolina is No. 1 in the first regular-season men's college basketball poll by The Associated Press after opening with victories over Temple and Fairfield.
The Tar Heels were the preseason No. 1 for a record ninth time. They received 37 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel — 29 more than second-place Kentucky. Maryland is third with 14 first-place votes and Kansas is fourth with five first-place votes.
Defending national champion Duke is fifth and followed by Virginia, which had the other first-place vote.
Iowa State, Oklahoma, Wichita State and Gonzaga round out the top 10.
Oregon won its opener and joined the poll at No. 25. Wisconsin dropped out from 17th after losing to Western Illinois and beating Siena.