Miami Hurricanes hoops squad in Top 10 of CBS Sports’ preseason rankings

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish released an updated version of his preseason top 25 college basketball rankings this week and the Miami Hurricanes came in at No. 10.

The Hurricanes, who went 21-12 a year ago, moved up one spot in Parrish’s rankings as Louisville fell 12 spots, down to No. 18.

“Six of Miami’s top eight scorers are returning — and they’ll be joined by a top-10 recruiting class highlighted by five-star prospect Lonnie Walker, who had knee surgery in July but is expected to be healthy to start the season. If so, watch out,” Parrish wrote. “The Hurricanes could challenge for their second ACC regular-season title in a six-year span.”

Duke is No. 1 in Parrish’s preseason rankings — one of five ACC teams in his Top 25 (and 1). Following the Blue Devils are Miami at No. 10, reigning national champion North Carolina at No. 11, Notre Dame at No. 12 and Louisville at No. 18.

The Hurricanes finished in the middle of the pack in the ACC a year ago with a 10-8 mark in conference play, but have higher hopes for this season thanks to returning players like senior guard Ja’Quan Newton (13.5 points per game last season) and sophomore guard Bruce Brown (11.8).

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