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@CanesWBB Ascends into Top 14 of Both Polls

@CanesWBB Ascends into Top 14 of Both Polls

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is ranked in the top 14 of both major polls for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

The Hurricanes are No. 14 in the Associated Press Poll, released Monday, and No. 13 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, released Tuesday.

For Miami (8-1), the No. 14 ranking in the AP Poll matches its best position of the season, while the No. 13 slot in the Coaches Poll is solely its highest mark of 2016-17.

Under the direction of 12th-year head coach Katie Meier, Miami went 2-0 last week, including notching a 94-89 overtime victory at Ohio State, then No. 9/10 and now No. 12/12.

The Hurricanes moved up four spots in the AP Poll, garnering 398 points in the balloting, an increase of 153 from last week. Thirty of 33 voters had Miami in the top 16, with 27 ranking it in the top 15 and four placing the Hurricanes at No. 11 in the nation.

Miami jumped three positions in the Coaches Poll and earned 400 points in the voting, a 145-point improvement from last Tuesday.

The ACC as a whole placed seven teams in the AP Poll this week, setting a new conference record.

After taking down Loyola Chicago, 81-43, Tuesday at the Watsco Center, Miami will have a nine-day break for final exams and then returns to the court Dec. 16, when it goes on the road to face FIU in Miami at 7 p.m.

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