Miami basketball falls to 5th in AP poll

Wake Forest blew out University of Miami for first loss since Christmas Day

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami basketball team fell to fifth in the latest Associated Press' college basketball poll.

Last week, the Hurricanes (22-4) were ranked second.

Wake Forest blew out Miami 80-65 on Saturday. It was Miami's first loss since Christmas Day.

The Canes still lead the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 13-1 conference record.

UM hosts Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Indiana remains number one

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

While the West Coast Bulldogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll.

Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton.

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