'Canes Move Up to #2 In The Newest AP Poll

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

After escaping from two road contests this week (FSU, Clemson), The 'Canes find themselves trailing only Indiana for the number one spot in the country in the newest AP Poll.

The Miami Hurricanes had an interesting week and one that 'Canes fans haven't really been accustomed to, with the team's recent play since the team lost to Indiana State back on Christmas day.

The Hurricanes survived two "Upset Alerts" this past week, one against arch-rival Florida State and one against a pesky, Clemson squad.

The team didn't play their best basketball in either game, but we all know that road conference games are no joke so we're happy they could come out on top by any means necessary.

After the Clemson win, 'Canes fans awaited Monday afternoon, anxiously, to see where the team will be ranked next after former #2 Duke suffered a loss against Maryland, Saturday night.

Well, the wait is over and the results are officially in.

Your Miami Hurricanes have been voted in as the #2 team in the country, only behind the Indiana Hoosiers. The 'Canes tallied up 20 first-place votes, which is now a record for the program, in which was previously broken last Monday at 17 first-place votes.

The season of firsts continue for this Hurricane Hoops program that is suddenly on the rise.

Gonzaga, Michigan State and Florida round up the Top-Five for this week, while Duke currently stands at #6. Michigan State takes on Indiana in a HUGE game Tuesday night.

The 'Canes have already defeated the Spartans and could be ranked at the top of the rankings if Michigan State can knock of Indiana, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, this team just has to keep on winning and everything will come on it's own.

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