Hurricanes ranked 8th in AP poll

Published On: Feb 04 2013 01:19:19 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 04 2013 03:22:46 PM EST

MIAMI -

The University of Miami basketball team continues to climb up the polls.

On Monday, the Hurricanes were ranked eighth in the Associated Press' college basketball poll.

That is tied for the highest rank in AP history. Miami was ranked eighth in 1960.

The Hurricanes were also ranked 11th in the Coaches poll.

The University of Miami beat North Carolina State on Saturday.

The Hurricanes host Boston College on Tuesday.

Indiana regains No. 1 in AP poll

For the fifth straight week there is a new No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. This time it's Indiana.

The Hoosiers, the preseason No. 1 who held the top spot for the first five weeks of the regular season, moved up two places Monday, following their weekend win over No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Kansas' loss to Oklahoma State.

Duke started the current streak of new No. 1s and was followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana. The last time there were five No. 1s in as many weeks was the last five polls of 2008-09 when it was Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Connecticut again, North Carolina and Louisville.

The Hoosiers received 58 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel while Florida, which jumped two spots to second, got the other seven.

Michigan fell to third and was followed by Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga, Arizona, Miami, Syracuse and Ohio State.

There were four newcomers to the poll this week: Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, all of whom were ranked at some point this season. They replaced Wichita State and Mississippi, which both lost two games last week and fell from 15th and 16th, North Carolina State, which was No. 6 in the preseason poll and also lost twice last week, and San Diego State.

With the return of Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame the Big East has seven teams ranked in the Top 25, two more than the Big Ten.

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