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North Carolina Tar Heels AP Poll History

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina ▪ Colors: Carolina Blue & White
Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,000)
Record*: 111 Years, 619-481-48, .560 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 603-481-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: ACC, Southern and Ind
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 30 Bowls, 14-16, .467 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 17 Times (Preseason), 15 Times (Final), 232 Weeks (Total)

232 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2014 1 Preseason 23 NA
2 2014 2 2014-08-31 21 23 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
3 2010 1 Preseason 18 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
4 2009 1 Preseason 21 NA
5 2009 2 2009-09-08 19 21 Up 2
6 2009 3 2009-09-13 24 19 Down 5
7 2009 4 2009-09-20 22 24 Up 2
8 2009 13 2009-11-22 23 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
9 2008 7 2008-10-05 22 Up 
10 2008 8 2008-10-12 18 22 Up 4
11 2008 10 2008-10-26 21 Up 
12 2008 11 2008-11-02 19 21 Up 2
13 2008 12 2008-11-09 17 19 Up 2
14 2008 13 2008-11-16 25 17 Down 8
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
15 2001 9 2001-10-21 23 Up 
16 2001 10 2001-10-28 22 23 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
17 1998 1 Preseason 12 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
18 1997 1 Preseason 7 NA
19 1997 2 1997-08-25 7 7 NC
20 1997 3 1997-09-02 7 7 NC
21 1997 4 1997-09-08 7 7 NC
22 1997 5 1997-09-15 6 7 Up 1
23 1997 6 1997-09-22 5 6 Up 1
24 1997 7 1997-09-29 5 5 NC
25 1997 8 1997-10-06 5 5 NC
26 1997 9 1997-10-13 4 5 Up 1
27 1997 10 1997-10-20 4 4 NC
28 1997 11 1997-10-27 5 4 Down 1
29 1997 12 1997-11-03 5 5 NC
30 1997 13 1997-11-10 8 5 Down 3
31 1997 14 1997-11-17 8 8 NC
32 1997 15 1997-11-24 8 8 NC
33 1997 16 1997-12-01 7 8 Up 1
34 1997 17 1997-12-08 7 7 NC
35 1997 18 Final 6 7 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
36 1996 3 1996-09-02 24 Up 
37 1996 4 1996-09-09 12 24 Up 12
38 1996 5 1996-09-16 11 12 Up 1
39 1996 6 1996-09-23 11 11 NC
40 1996 7 1996-09-30 15 11 Down 4
41 1996 8 1996-10-07 13 15 Up 2
42 1996 9 1996-10-14 11 13 Up 2
43 1996 10 1996-10-21 9 11 Up 2
44 1996 11 1996-10-28 8 9 Up 1
45 1996 12 1996-11-04 8 8 NC
46 1996 13 1996-11-11 6 8 Up 2
47 1996 14 1996-11-18 13 6 Down 7
48 1996 15 1996-11-25 13 13 NC
49 1996 16 1996-12-02 13 13 NC
50 1996 17 1996-12-09 12 13 Up 1
51 1996 18 Final 10 12 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
52 1995 1 Preseason 20 NA
53 1995 2 1995-08-29 20 20 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
54 1994 1 Preseason 19 NA
55 1994 2 1994-08-31 18 19 Up 1
56 1994 3 1994-09-06 17 18 Up 1
57 1994 4 1994-09-13 16 17 Up 1
58 1994 5 1994-09-20 13 16 Up 3
59 1994 6 1994-09-27 18 13 Down 5
60 1994 7 1994-10-04 14 18 Up 4
61 1994 8 1994-10-11 15 14 Down 1
62 1994 9 1994-10-18 15 15 NC
63 1994 10 1994-10-25 24 15 Down 9
64 1994 11 1994-11-01 19 24 Up 5
65 1994 14 1994-11-22 21 Up 
66 1994 15 1994-11-29 18 21 Up 3
67 1994 16 1994-12-06 19 18 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
68 1993 1 Preseason 20 NA
69 1993 2 1993-08-31 16 20 Up 4
70 1993 3 1993-09-07 14 16 Up 2
71 1993 4 1993-09-14 13 14 Up 1
72 1993 5 1993-09-21 18 13 Down 5
73 1993 6 1993-09-28 16 18 Up 2
74 1993 7 1993-10-05 15 16 Up 1
75 1993 8 1993-10-12 14 15 Up 1
76 1993 9 1993-10-19 12 14 Up 2
77 1993 10 1993-10-26 18 12 Down 6
78 1993 11 1993-11-02 16 18 Up 2
79 1993 12 1993-11-09 15 16 Up 1
80 1993 13 1993-11-16 13 15 Up 2
81 1993 14 1993-11-23 13 13 NC
82 1993 15 1993-11-30 12 13 Up 1
83 1993 16 1993-12-07 12 12 NC
84 1993 17 Final 19 12 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
85 1992 10 1992-10-27 22 Up 
86 1992 11 1992-11-03 18 22 Up 4
87 1992 12 1992-11-10 25 18 Down 7
88 1992 13 1992-11-17 21 25 Up 4
89 1992 14 1992-11-24 20 21 Up 1
90 1992 15 1992-12-01 20 20 NC
91 1992 16 1992-12-08 19 20 Up 1
92 1992 17 Final 19 19 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
93 1991 5 1991-09-23 23 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
94 1986 7 1986-10-14 18 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
95 1983 1 Preseason 11 NA
96 1983 2 1983-09-05 8 11 Up 3
97 1983 3 1983-09-12 10 8 Down 2
98 1983 4 1983-09-19 5 10 Up 5
99 1983 5 1983-09-26 5 5 NC
100 1983 6 1983-10-03 4 5 Up 1
101 1983 7 1983-10-10 3 4 Up 1
102 1983 8 1983-10-17 3 3 NC
103 1983 9 1983-10-24 3 3 NC
104 1983 10 1983-10-31 10 3 Down 7
105 1983 11 1983-11-07 19 10 Down 9
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
106 1982 1 Preseason 5 NA
107 1982 2 1982-09-06 5 5 NC
108 1982 3 1982-09-13 11 5 Down 6
109 1982 4 1982-09-20 11 11 NC
110 1982 5 1982-09-27 12 11 Down 1
111 1982 6 1982-10-04 12 12 NC
112 1982 7 1982-10-11 11 12 Up 1
113 1982 8 1982-10-18 10 11 Up 1
114 1982 9 1982-10-25 10 10 NC
115 1982 10 1982-11-01 18 10 Down 8
116 1982 16 Final 18 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
117 1981 1 Preseason 12 NA
118 1981 2 1981-09-07 13 12 Down 1
119 1981 3 1981-09-14 10 13 Up 3
120 1981 4 1981-09-21 9 10 Up 1
121 1981 5 1981-09-28 6 9 Up 3
122 1981 6 1981-10-05 5 6 Up 1
123 1981 7 1981-10-12 4 5 Up 1
124 1981 8 1981-10-19 3 4 Up 1
125 1981 9 1981-10-26 9 3 Down 6
126 1981 10 1981-11-02 8 9 Up 1
127 1981 11 1981-11-09 13 8 Down 5
128 1981 12 1981-11-16 12 13 Up 1
129 1981 13 1981-11-23 10 12 Up 2
130 1981 14 1981-11-30 11 10 Down 1
131 1981 15 Final 9 11 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
132 1980 1 Preseason 14 NA
133 1980 2 1980-09-08 15 14 Down 1
134 1980 3 1980-09-15 13 15 Up 2
135 1980 4 1980-09-22 14 13 Down 1
136 1980 5 1980-09-29 10 14 Up 4
137 1980 6 1980-10-06 8 10 Up 2
138 1980 7 1980-10-13 8 8 NC
139 1980 8 1980-10-20 7 8 Up 1
140 1980 9 1980-10-27 6 7 Up 1
141 1980 10 1980-11-03 14 6 Down 8
142 1980 11 1980-11-10 15 14 Down 1
143 1980 12 1980-11-17 15 15 NC
144 1980 13 1980-11-24 13 15 Up 2
145 1980 14 1980-12-01 12 13 Up 1
146 1980 15 1980-12-08 13 12 Down 1
147 1980 16 Final 10 13 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
148 1979 5 1979-10-01 18 Up 
149 1979 6 1979-10-08 14 18 Up 4
150 1979 7 1979-10-15 19 14 Down 5
151 1979 8 1979-10-22 15 19 Up 4
152 1979 9 1979-10-29 18 15 Down 3
153 1979 15 Final 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
154 1978 1 Preseason 19 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
155 1977 10 1977-11-07 19 Up 
156 1977 11 1977-11-14 18 19 Up 1
157 1977 12 1977-11-21 15 18 Up 3
158 1977 13 1977-11-28 14 15 Up 1
159 1977 14 Final 17 14 Down 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
160 1976 2 1976-09-14 17 Up 
161 1976 3 1976-09-21 16 17 Up 1
162 1976 4 1976-09-28 14 16 Up 2
163 1976 5 1976-10-05 19 14 Down 5
164 1976 12 1976-11-23 19 Up 
165 1976 13 1976-11-30 19 19 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
166 1973 1 Preseason 19 NA
167 1973 2 1973-09-10 19 19 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
168 1972 10 1972-11-06 18 Up 
169 1972 11 1972-11-13 16 18 Up 2
170 1972 12 1972-11-20 15 16 Up 1
171 1972 13 1972-11-27 14 15 Up 1
172 1972 14 1972-12-04 16 14 Down 2
173 1972 15 Final 12 16 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
174 1971 4 1971-09-27 20 Up 
175 1971 5 1971-10-04 18 20 Up 2
176 1971 12 1971-11-22 19 Up 
177 1971 13 1971-11-29 18 19 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
178 1970 4 1970-09-28 19 Up 
179 1970 5 1970-10-05 18 19 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
180 1959 1 Preseason 12 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
181 1958 1 Preseason 10 NA
182 1958 7 1958-10-27 17 Up 
183 1958 8 1958-11-03 15 17 Up 2
184 1958 9 1958-11-10 11 15 Up 4
185 1958 10 1958-11-17 17 11 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
186 1957 4 1957-10-07 18 Up 
187 1957 5 1957-10-14 14 18 Up 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
188 1950 1 Preseason 20 NA
189 1950 2 1950-10-02 11 20 Up 9
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
190 1949 1 1949-10-03 6 NA
191 1949 2 1949-10-10 6 6 NC
192 1949 3 1949-10-17 6 6 NC
193 1949 4 1949-10-24 13 6 Down 7
194 1949 8 1949-11-21 19 Up 
195 1949 9 Final 16 19 Up 3
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
196 1948 1 1948-10-04 2 NA
197 1948 2 1948-10-11 1 2 Up 1
198 1948 3 1948-10-18 3 1 Down 2
199 1948 4 1948-10-25 3 3 NC
200 1948 5 1948-11-01 3 3 NC
201 1948 6 1948-11-08 6 3 Down 3
202 1948 7 1948-11-15 5 6 Up 1
203 1948 8 1948-11-22 4 5 Up 1
204 1948 9 Final 3 4 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
205 1947 1 1947-10-06 19 NA
206 1947 5 1947-11-03 18 Up 
207 1947 6 1947-11-10 19 18 Down 1
208 1947 7 1947-11-17 13 19 Up 6
209 1947 8 1947-11-24 10 13 Up 3
210 1947 9 1947-12-01 10 10 NC
211 1947 10 Final 9 10 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
212 1946 2 1946-10-14 15 Up 
213 1946 3 1946-10-21 10 15 Up 5
214 1946 4 1946-10-28 9 10 Up 1
215 1946 5 1946-11-04 17 9 Down 8
216 1946 6 1946-11-11 15 17 Up 2
217 1946 7 1946-11-18 14 15 Up 1
218 1946 8 1946-11-25 11 14 Up 3
219 1946 9 Final 9 11 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
220 1942 2 1942-10-19 19 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
221 1939 1 1939-10-16 14 NA
222 1939 2 1939-10-23 13 14 Up 1
223 1939 3 1939-10-30 9 13 Up 4
224 1939 4 1939-11-06 8 9 Up 1
225 1939 5 1939-11-13 7 8 Up 1
226 1939 6 1939-11-20 17 7 Down 10
227 1939 7 1939-11-27 16 17 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
228 1938 1 1938-10-17 19 NA
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
229 1937 2 1937-10-25 15 Up 
230 1937 5 1937-11-15 17 Up 
231 1937 6 1937-11-22 18 17 Down 1
232 1937 7 Final 19 18 Down 1