North Carolina’s 74-63 win over Louisville late Wednesday doubled as the Tar Heels’ ninth top-50 RPI victory and provided them with a two-game cushion atop the ACC standings. In other words, Roy Williams is about to win his eighth ACC regular-season title in a 13-year span, which will be six more than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski will have won in that same time frame.
And let the record show the prediction here has North Carolina ultimately ending up as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, . That’s why I now have the Tar Heels ranked fourth in the Top 25 (and one) — because the resume is taking top-seed form. They own six wins over teams also ranked in the Top 25 (and one). They only have two sub-40 losses, both of which came before the calendar turned to 2017.