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.
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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).