Miami breaks into AP poll's top 10 for first time since 2017-18 season after 5-0 start
Miami is ranked No. 10 in the latest AP men’s basketball poll.
The Hurricanes moved up two spots in the new AP Top 25 released on Monday. The jump up gave Miami its first top-10 appearance in the AP poll since the 2017-18 season, when it was ranked as high as sixth during a two-week stretch in December 2017.
Other ACC teams in the poll this week include No. 9 Duke, No. 14 North Carolina, and No. 24 Virginia.
Miami is 5-0 this season after a 91-83 win over Kansas State on Sunday to win the Baha Mar Hoops Bahamas Championship. Nijel Pack was the tournament’s MVP after averaging 22.0 points on 47.1% from 3. Pack scored 28 on 7-of-12 shooting from 3 to help the Canes down Kansas State.
The win over the Wildcats gave Miami its first 5-0 start to a season since the 2018-19 campaign.
Miami hits the road this week for its first true road game against Kentucky in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge. Tipoff in Rupp Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The full AP Top 25 can be found below:
- Texas A&M
- North Carolina
- Florida Atlantic
- Michigan State
- James Madison
- Mississippi State
Others receiving votes: Memphis 149, BYU 138, Illinois 138, San Diego St. 77, UCLA 75, TCU 69, Iowa St. 67, Villanova 44, Auburn 28, Clemson 12, Oklahoma 10, Princeton 10, Michigan 10, Liberty 7, South Carolina 3, Chattanooga 2, Nevada 1, Drake 1, Colorado St. 1