UNC falls in USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll

The North Carolina Tar Heels were stunned on Saturday night in Chapel Hill, blowing a 17-point lead in the second half, and falling to Georgia Tech. The loss moved UNC to 9-2 on the year and will certainly push them back in the polls.

And on Sunday, they fell in the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll.

The Tar Heels moved down from No. 11 to No. 17 in the poll. The Tar Heels are now behind ACC teams Clemson (No. 8), and Florida State (No. 16). The loss stings for UNC who was hoping to find themselves in the Top 10 and move up in the College Football Playoff rankings as well.

Take a look at the full rankings after Week 12 below:

1

Georgia

11-0

1546

59

1

1/3

2

Ohio State

11-0

1484

1

2

2/3

3

Michigan

11-0

1420

2

3

3/6

4

Texas Christian

11-0

1372

0

4

4/NR

5

Southern California

10-1

1277

0

6

1

5/15

6

Louisiana State

9-2

1229

0

7

1

6/NR

7

Alabama

9-2

1147

0

8

1

1/11

8

Clemson

10-1

1142

0

9

1

4/12

9

Oregon

9-2

1004

0

13

4

6/24

10

Penn State

9-2

990

0

12

2

10/NR

11

Tennessee

9-2

950

0

5

-6

3/NR

12

Washington

9-2

855

0

15

3

12/NR

13

Kansas State

8-3

761

0

17

4

13/NR

14

Utah

8-3

703

0

10

-4

8/19

15

Notre Dame

8-3

657

0

19

4

5/NR

16

Florida State

8-3

562

0

20

4

16/NR

17

North Carolina

9-2

496

0

11

-6

11/NR

18

UCLA

8-3

483

0

16

-2

10/NR

19

Mississippi

8-3

429

0

14

-5

7/24

20

Tulane

9-2

386

0

22

2

17/NR

21

Cincinnati

9-2

376

0

21

19/NR

22

Oregon State

8-3

257

0

NR

5

22/NR

23

Coastal Carolina

9-1

222

0

23

23/NR

24

Texas

7-4

112

0

NR

2

18/NR

25

Texas-San Antonio

9-2

70

0

NR

4

25/NR

Others receiving votes:

Central Florida 41; Troy 39; South Carolina 38; Pittsburgh 17; Wake Forest 16; Iowa 15; Louisville 9; Boise State 9; South Alabama 8; Illinois 8; Air Force 6; Purdue 5; Washington State 3; Liberty 3; Georgia Tech 2; Mississippi State 1.

The Tar Heels return to action on Friday as they host NC State in Kenan Memorial Stadium to wrap up the regular season.

Story originally appeared on Tarheels Wire