@CanesWBB Holds Steady at No. 16 Nationally
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team is ranked No. 16 in the country in each major poll for the second week in a row.
Miami (23-8, 10-6 ACC) retained its position in both the Associated Press Poll, released Monday, and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. Miami has now been in the top 18 of both polls for 15 consecutive weeks.
The Hurricanes went 2-1 at the ACC Tournament, advancing to the semifinals for the second straight year. Miami beat Georgia Tech, 87-71, and No. 8/12 Florida State, 56-54, before falling to No. 13/11 Duke, 57-52.
Despite not moving up in the AP Poll, Miami had a 61-point increase in its balloting total, which now sits at 354. Of the 33 voters, 28 had the Hurricanes in the top 16, including 11 placing Miami in the top 14, with one vote at No. 11.
In the Coaches Poll, Miami registered 316 points this week, a 15-point improvement over its mark last week.
This is the fifth straight week in which seven ACC teams are ranked in the 21 of both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.