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Hurricanes Receive Votes In Preseason Polls

Nov. 6, 2000

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball teamreceived two votes in the preseason Associated Press college basketball pollwhile garnering four votes in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

Miami returns eight letterman including one starter from lastseason’s team that finished 23-11, won the BIG EAST regular seasonchampionship and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament forthe first time in school history.

Last season the Hurricanes ended the season ranked 23rd by theAssociated Press and 20th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.

Miami opens its regular season on the road against Florida Atlanticon November 18 before returning home to face Columbia in its home opener at7:30 p.m. on November 21 at Miami Arena.

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Associated Press Poll
(Preseason)

Record Points
1. Arizona (37) 27-7 1,753
2. Duke (29) 29-5 1,749
3. Michigan State (5) 32-7 1,489
4. Stanford 27-4 1,487
5. Maryland (1) 25-10 1,436
6. North Carolina 22-14 1,407
7. Kansas 24-10 1,376
8. Illinois 22-10 1,237
9. Tennessee 26-7 1,203
10. Seton Hall 22-10 1,186
11. Florida 29-8 1,033
12. Kentucky 23-10 1,015
13. Utah 23-9 695
14. Connecticut 25-10 680
15. Arkansas 19-15 603
Notre Dame 22-15 603
17. UCLA 21-12 597
18. Cincinnati 29-4 591
19. Wisconsin 22-14 499
20. Wake Forest 22-14 466
21. DePaul 21-12 352
22. Oklahoma 27-7 330
23. Southern Cal 16-14 284
24. Virginia 19-12 231
25. Iowa 32-5 184

Others receiving votes: Alabama 157, Iowa 103, St. John’s 93,Missouri 82, Georgetown 80, Texas 39, N.C. State 33, Indiana 32, Temple 31,Xavier 30, Michigan 22, Utah St.. 22, LSU 20, Ohio State 18, SMU 15, Memphis14, California 13, Louisiana-Lafayette 13, Syracuse 13, Oklahoma St. 12,South Carolina 12, Dayton 10, Tulsa 8, Wyoming 6, BYU 5, Purdue 5, UNCCharlotte 4, Gonzaga 4, Auburn 3, CS Northridge 3, Mississippi St. 3,MIAMI-FL 2, UNLV 2, Lafayette 1, Oregon 1, Pepperdine 1, South Florida 1,TCU 1.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
(Preseason)

Record Points
1. Arizona (37) 27-7 756
2. Duke (29) 29-5 753
3. Stanford 27-4 631
4. North Carolina 22-14 615
5. Michigan State (5) 32-7 606
6. Kansas 24-10 587
7. Maryland (1) 25-10 567
8. Tennessee 26-7 545
9. Illinois 22-10 527
10. Seton Hall 22-10 486
11. Florida 29-8 443
12. Kentucky 23-10 391
13. Connecticut 25-10 314
14. Cincinnati 29-4 285
15. Arkansas 19-15 265
16. Utah 23-9 252
17. Notre Dame 22-15 242
18. Wake Forest 22-14 223
19. UCLA 21-12 215
20. DePaul 21-12 172
21. Oklahoma 27-7 136
22. Wisconsin 22-14 124
23. Iowa State 32-5 107
24. Southern Cal 16-14 87
25. Virginia 19-12 81

Others receiving votes: Missouri 64, Georgetown 48, NC State 48,Alabama 47, Temple 41, Indiana 39, Iowa 33, Syracuse 33, St. John’s 28,Xavier 27, Purdua 22, Utah St. 21, South Florida 19, Ohio St. 17, OklahomaSt. 17, SMU 16 UNC Charlotte 15, Texas 15, Dayton 11, Michigan 10, Wyoming10, Creighton 9, Detroit Mercy 7, Fresno St. 7, College of Charleston 6,Louisville 6, UNLV 6, Indiana State 5, LSU 5, Auburn 4, MIAMI-FL 4,Valparaiso 4, Gonzaga 3, South Carolina 3, TCU 3, Villanova 3, Memphis 2,Niagara 2, CS Northridge 1, Hawaii 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Murray State 1,Tulsa 1.