Jan 30, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Trey McKinney Jones (4) guard Shane Larkin (0) and center Reggie Johnson (42) during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Miami Hurricanes Drop To No. 5 In Latest Poll


With the release of the latest AP poll, the Miami Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1 ACC) dropped three spots to No. 5 following their first conference loss to Wake Forest.

Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) reclaimed the No. 1 spot while Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0 WCC) slid up one spot to No. 2, the highest ranking in the program’s history according to ESPN.

The Hoosiers have been ranked the No. 1 team for a total of ten weeks this season and received all of the first place votes except one, the lone vote going to Gonzaga.

Duke (24-3, 11-3 ACC) took over the No. 3 spot, followed by Michigan (23-4, 10-4 Big Ten) and Miami (22-4, 13-1 ACC) rounding out the top five.

Kansas (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) ranks No. 6, then Georgetown (21-4, 11-3 Big East), Florida (22-4, 12-2 SEC), Michigan State (22-6, 11-4 Big Ten) and Louisville (22-2, 10-4 Big East) complete the top ten.

Colorado State and Virginia Commonwealth were the only two teams to fall from the rankings.

Miami will host Virginia Tech at the BankUnited Center on Wed. Feb. 27 and will then travel to Durham to face No. 3 Duke in a meeting where the Blue Devils’ will hope to avenge their 90-63 beat-down against Miami nearly a month ago.

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