Fall sports rankings and national title odds

Let’s take a look at the respective rankings of every fall sports team at Duke and UNC.


UNC: #35 (by the ‘others receiving votes’ portion of the USA Today poll)
Duke: #42 (hey, we got a vote!)

Men’s Soccer

UNC: #4
Duke: #26

Women’s Soccer

UNC: #15
Duke: #3

Field Hockey

UNC: #3
Duke: #6


UNC: unranked
Duke: #30

Men’s Cross Country

UNC: #24
Duke: unranked

Women’s Cross Country

UNC: #13
Duke: #26

If I had to handicap right now, here’s my list of national title hopefuls, from most likely to least likely:

1. UNC field hockey – 5:1
2. Duke women’s soccer – 7:1
3. UNC women’s soccer – 9:1
4. UNC men’s soccer – 10:1
5. Duke field hockey – 12:1
6. Duke men’s soccer – 20:1
7. Duke volleyball – 50:1
8. Everything else – impossible

I’m currently working on a long-form women’s soccer story that will culminate with next Thursday’s Duke-UNC game in Chapel Hill. Sorry for the short posts lately, Grantland has been busy and it’s sometimes tough to find the time. If you want to write for the site, now is an excellent time. And yeah, I still want to write about Duke-FIU. Hopefully later today or tomorrow.

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