North Carolina returned to the AP top 10 for the first time since the end of November on Monday after wrapping up the ACC regular-season title.
The Tar Heels are No. 6 in the latest AP poll, one slot behind Duke, who it defeated on Saturday to finish the ACC season with a 14-2 record.
UNC (24-6) started the season ranked eighth but dropped to No. 25 after two losses in Puerto Rico in the third week of November. The Heels moved up from No. 13 in last week's poll with Saturday's 81-67 win over Duke at the Smith Center.
Duke (27-4) dropped from one spot from last week .
Both teams have a first-round bye in the ACC tournament.