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Canes Achieve Highest Ranking in Program History

Canes Achieve Highest Ranking in Program History

Feb. 20, 2012


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball is now the No. 5 team in the nation according to the Associated Press Top 25 Poll that was released on Monday. The ranking is the highest the Canes have ever ascended through the program’s  36 year history.

Miami’s first-ever win at NC State and third consecutive victory over rival Florida State, coupled with the Blue Devils’ 63-61 loss at Maryland resulted in the poll movement. Duke slides down to No. 7 while Maryland  – a team that Canes swept in a season series – is the new No. 6 team in the country.

Miami head coach Katie Meier downplayed the expected jump in the polls after yesterday’s 67-60 win over the Seminoles, “It really doesn’t matter. It’s great for building the program and generating interest. But does that make us hit more free throws? It does nothing for us. We love having a very narrow focus, and we have a mission and our next game is Duke.”

The Canes head to Durham on Friday in a game that will most likely decide the regular season champion and the ACC Tournament’s No. 1 seed. Tip-off for the highly anticipated match up will be at 7 p.m. ESPN3 will provide live streaming coverage and as always UM’s own WVUM will have the radio call on 90.5 FM and

Associate Press Top 25 Poll
No. 1 Baylor (40)
No. 2 Stanford
No. 3 Notre Dame
No. 4 Connecticut
No. 5 Miami
No. 6 Maryland
No. 7 Duke
No. 8 Ohio State
No. 9 Delaware
No. 10 Tennessee
No. 11 Penn State
No. 12 Green Bay
No. 13 Kentucky
No. 14 Texas A&M
No. 15 Georgetown
No. 16 Louisville
No. 17 Georgia Tech
No. 18 Georgia
No. 19 St. Bonaventure
No. 20 St. John’s
No. 21 DePaul
No. 22 Purdue
No. 23 Nebraska
No. 24 Rutgers
No. 25 Gonzaga