Katie Meier turned on her cell phone upon landing in Miami from a recruiting trip late Monday afternoon and found a flood of texts congratulating her University of Miami women’s basketball team for moving up five spots to No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
The Hurricanes (17-2) are coming off a pair of conference victories — 71-60 at home over Wake Forest and 76-61 on the road against North Carolina.
Their next game is at home Sunday at 1 p.m. against 14th-ranked Florida State (14-4), which moved up two spots in this week’s poll.
“It’s nice to be nationally relevant and have the nation’s eye on this always awesome matchup,’’ Meier said of the news.
Miami’s only losses were to No. 4 Baylor (18-1) and Virginia.
The UM men’s team paid the price for losing back-to-back games on the road against Virginia and unranked Clemson. They dropped seven spots from No. 8 to No. 15.
The Canes (13-3) play at Boston College on Wednesday.
Oklahoma (15-1) is ranked No. 1 in the men’s poll, followed by North Carolina (16-2), Kansas (15-2), Villanova (16-2) and Xavier (16-1).
In the women’s poll, Connecticut is No. 1 at 16-0 and South Carolina (17-0) is No.2, followed by Notre Dame (16-1), Baylor (18-1), and Maryland (16-2).