@CanesWBB Ranked No. 11 in Both National Polls
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team continued its ascent up the polls this week.
Miami (11-1) jumped two positions to No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll, released Monday, and moved up one spot to No. 11 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, released Tuesday.
The Hurricanes earned 44 more points in this week’s AP Poll voting compared to last week, checking in with 459. Miami was in the top 14 on 29 of 33 ballots and garnered 10 top-10 votes, including two at the No. 9 spot.
In the Coaches Poll, 12th-year head coach Katie Meier and the Hurricanes saw a 36-point increase in their point total, receiving 452 this week.
Miami’s No. 11 ranking bests last week’s No. 13/12 position for its top mark since the start of the 2012-13 season.
For the third consecutive week, there are seven ACC teams in the AP Top 25 and there are seven in the Coaches Poll Top 25 for the second week in a row.
Miami returns to the court Dec. 29, when it takes on seventh-ranked Florida State at 7 p.m., at the Watsco Center in its ACC opener.