That’s the opinion of Duke legend Jay Williams, who won the NCAA tournament back in 2001 and was named national college player of the year in 2002.
North Carolina swept Duke on Saturday night for the first time in a decade.
Duke were without Zion Williamson, who suffered a sprained ankle in the previous meeting between the two sides.
But Kenny Williams and Coby White helped lead UNC to a huge win over their arch rivals, to hand them the No 3 seed heading into the ACC tournament next week.
All eyes will be on UNC, Duke and Virgina to see who can pick up the automatic bids for the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday.
But there is also plenty of expectation from teams in the ACC conference to win March Madness this year
And Williams believes North Carolina will be the team to watch out for.
“I think Duke at full strength is the best team,” Williams said on ESPN.
“UVA has a really hard time matching up with Duke’s size and their versatility.
“For Duke, if they don’t win it it’s kind of like a failure for that team.
“UVA internally I think they have high expectations, but I don’t think externally.
“I think North Carolina are one of the biggest sleepers in the country.
“Nobody is talking about this team to win the whole thing.”