Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Though North Carolina lost the majority of its stars from last season, including freshmen sensations Coby White and Nassir Little, and vets Luke Maye, Cam Johnson and others, expectations remained high for UNC this season.
The team entered the new year as the No. 9 team in the country, featuring mega-freshman Cole Anthony running point. However, after piling up a 6-4 start and in the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Tar Heels have fallen out of the Top 25.
Following the team's most recent loss to Wofford -- yup, Wofford -- we learned just how badly UNC misses freshman Cole Anthony. The 6-3, 190-pounder is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. Before going down with his knee issues, he was averaging a team-best 19.1 points per game.
With UNC's offense struggling, he looked like the only confident player on the hardwood to step up and make shots at times. With him now out, you can see why the Tar Heels lost to Wofford and are now unranked. Not being able to guard the three and not being able to score can be a deadly combo!
As bad as things are for the Tar Heels, the opposite can be said for Bill Self and Kansas, which is now the No. 1 team in the country. Gonzaga and Louisville are No. 2 and No. 3, while No. 4 belongs to (gulp) the Duke Blue Devils.