@CanesWBB Top-20 for Third-Straight Week
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is ranked in the top 20 of both The Associated Press Poll and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll this week.
The Hurricanes moved up one spot to No. 16 in the AP Poll, which was released Monday, and fell three positions in the Coaches Poll, which came out Tuesday.
Miami (18-4, 6-3 ACC) added 52 points in the AP Poll balloting and received three votes as high as No. 12 nationally. Head coach Katie Meier’s team also earned six other top-15 votes, for nine total, in Monday’s poll.
In the Coaches Poll, which came out a day after Miami fell 57-51 to Syracuse, the Hurricanes dropped just 45 points. It is the fourth-straight week Miami is in the top-20 of the Coaches Poll. After its victory over the Hurricanes, Syracuse entered the Coaches Poll at No. 23, making it five ACC teams in the Top 25.
Miami joins No. 3/3 Notre Dame, No. 10/9 Florida State and No. 13/13 Louisville as ACC schools in the Top 25 of both major polls.
The Hurricanes are tied for No. 11 in Division I in victories and also rank in the top-25 nationally in winning percentage at .818.
Miami returns to the hardwood Thursday night at 7 p.m. when it faces Boston College at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
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