The University of Miami men’s basketball team knew it was going to pay for the huge upset loss to Wake Forest over the weekend and the team found out just how far down the polls they dropped.
Carrying a 12-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Miami Hurricanes have ascended to the number two ranking in the country, the highest ranking in team history.
The Miami Hurricanes hit a rare mark for its basketball program Monday when the Associated Press ranked Miami third in the country, just behind the Indiana Hoosiers and Duke Blue Devils.
It looks like back-to-back blowout wins over then-top-ranked Duke and Florida State weren’t enough to get the Miami Hurricanes into the Top 10 of either the AP Top 25 or USA Today Coaches poll.
The University of Miami men’s basketball team hasn’t cracked the Top 25 yet, but is receiving votes thanks to a 3-0 start in conference play. But the Canes have a long way to go before they get anywhere near the top of the polls.
The AP Top 25 was released Tuesday afternoon with a surprise at the number two position. Oklahoma remained the number one team in the country powered by a decisive victory over Tulsa.
Florida State was number 6 on the list of the Associated Press’ Top 25. But being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.