Tar Heels Ranked No. 5 in Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina Tar Heels are preseason ranked #5 by Face-Off Yearbook as the 2013 season approaches in February. Coach Joe Breschi's team returns a veteran core of players coming off an 11-6 season, NCAA Tournament bid and ACC Tournament finalist position.

The Loyola Greyhounds, who had a storybook 2012, going from preseason unranked to national champions, start the year on top, earning the No. 1 ranking in the 2013 Face-Off Yearbook.

Loyola's opponent in the 2012 title game, Maryland, comes in at No. 2 in the Face-Off Yearbook rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Duke and North Carolina.

Carolina will play one of the toughest schedules in the nation in 2013, including games against #2 Maryland, #3 Notre Dame, #4 Duke, #6 Johns Hopkins, #9 Virginia, #12 UMass, #16 Fairfield and #17 Hofstra.

The coaches' preseason rankings are in parentheses. The 2013 Face-Off Yearbook will be on newsstands soon.

1. Loyola (1)
2. Maryland (2)
3. Notre Dame (4)
4. Duke (3)
5. North Carolina (5)
6. Johns Hopkins (7)
7. Cornell (15)
8. Lehigh (13)
9. Virginia (6)
10. Denver (8)
11. Colgate (12)
12. Massachusetts (9)
13. Princeton (10)
14. Syracuse (11)
15. Penn State (16)
16. Fairfield (18)
17. Hofstra (NR)
18. Bucknell (20)
19. Drexel (NR)
20. Yale (14)
Other teams ranked by coaches: Villanova (17), Ohio State (19)

2012-11-26



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