The Tar Heels (14-2, 4-1 in the ACC) are ranked No. 1 in the nation by the SoccerTimes.com College Coaches Poll for the second week in a row. The ranking is the highest in the history of the UNC men's program, which is in the midst of an eight-match winning streak.
In this week's other major national polls, the Tar Heels are ranked No. 3 by Soccer America, No. 4 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 4 by InternetSoccer.com.
The Tar Heels are second in the country in scoring offense behind Southern Methodist with 3.38 goals per game. They are 12th with 0.81 goals allowed per contest. UNC has the third-best winning percentage in the country at .875.
Chris Carrieri, a junior forward from Stafford, Va., leads the nation in scoring in statistics released by the NCAA late Monday night.
He has 52 points in 16 games this season and leads the NCAA with 3.25 points per game. He also ranks second in the nation with 1.25 goals per game and third with 0.75 assists per game.
Carrieri leads the ACC in points, goals (20), assists (12), points per game, goals per game and assists per game.
Tar Heel senior Michael Bucy is tied for sixth in the nation with 0.69 assists per game.
UNC forward Caleb Norkus ranks second in the ACC in scoring with a total of 33 points.
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