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          Release: 01/28/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team made a historic climb in the national polls Monday.

Fresh off dominant victories over No. 1 Duke and in-state rival Florida State, Miami is ranked No. 14 in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 15 in the USA TODAY Coaches rankings.

“It is wonderful that the pollsters have selected us in the top 15 schools in the country at this point in our season,” said Coach Jim Larranaga. “Our players have worked very hard to achieve certain goals and being ranked was one of them. However, it is still very early in the conference race with 12 games still remaining. Our goal is really to be at our best at the end of February and throughout March.”

The Canes jumped 11 spots in the AP Poll and entered the USA TODAY poll for the first time since December 2008. 

According to the Associated Press, Miami’s climb in the AP Poll is tied for the second-largest since the poll expanded to 25 teams in 1989-90. Arizona holds the record for the biggest rise, jumping 15 spots in November 1995.

Miami's 6-0 start in the ACC is its best conference start in program history. The Canes take their seven-game winning streak to Blacksburg, Va., to face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday.

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 LARGEST JUMPS IN AP POLL HISTORY
 TEAM  DATE 1  AP RANK  DATE 2  AP RANK  DIFF
 Arizona  Nov. 20, 1995  19  Nov. 27, 1995  4  +15
 Indiana  Nov. 25, 1996  20  Dec. 2, 1996  8  +12
 Boston College  Jan. 3, 2005  25  Jan. 10, 2005  13  +12
 UConn  March 7, 2011  21  March 14, 2011  9  +12
 Miami  Jan. 21, 2013  25  Jan. 28, 2013  14  +11
 Purdue  Jan. 15, 1990  24  Jan. 22, 1990  13  +11
 Virginia  Jan. 4, 1993  25  Jan. 11, 1993  14  +11
 Texas  Nov. 22, 1999  20  Nov. 29, 1999  9  +11
 Oklahoma State  Jan. 13, 2003  24  Jan. 20, 2003  13  +11
 Louisville  Jan. 12, 2009  20  Jan. 19, 2009  9  +11
 Tennessee  Nov. 22, 2010  24  Nov. 29, 2010  13  +11
 MIAMI HURRICANES IN AP POLL
 WEEK  AP RANK  VOTES/POINTS
 March 1, 1960  8  7 first-place votes
 Feb. 24, 1960  9  2 first-place votes
 March 1, 1999  9  1230 points
 March 8, 1999  10  1089 points
 Feb. 10, 1060  10  
 Feb. 16, 1960  10  3 first-place votes
 Final 1960  10  
 Jan. 19, 1960  11  
 Feb. 27, 1960  11  
 Feb. 22, 1999  11  1056 points
 Feb. 4, 2002  12  736 points
 Feb. 11, 2002  13  728 points
 Jan. 28, 2013  14  894 points
 Jan. 5, 1960  14  
 MIAMI HURRICANES IN USA TODAY POLL*
 WEEK  RANK  VOTES/POINTS
 March 1, 1999  10  473 points
 Feb. 4, 2002  11  344 points
 Feb. 11, 2002  11  419 points
 March 8, 1999  12  444 points
 Final 1999  t12  296 points
 Feb. 22, 1999  13  382 points
 Feb. 18, 2002  13  348 points
 Jan. 28, 2013  15  326 points
 Jan. 2, 1963  15  

*UPI Poll (1960-97), *USA TODAY/ESPN (1997-2013)


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