The Hurricanes, who reached as high as No. 6 during an unbeaten start to season, are out of the poll entirely.
Miami (14-4, 3-3 ACC) slipped from the Associated Press top 25, the latest edition of which was released Monday.
UM began last week with an 83-75 loss to No. 5 Duke on Monday. A tight win on the road Sunday, 86-81 at North Carolina State, couldn’t save its spot in the rankings.
At 3-3 in ACC play, the Hurricanes are tied with Georgia Tech for sixth in the league. They have a chance to climb Wednesday, with Louisville (15-4, 5-1) coming to the Watsco Center (8 p.m., ESPN2).
The Cardinals, who are not ranked despite their record, are chasing second-ranked Virginia (18-1, 7-0) for the top spot in the ACC standings.
A few notes entering the game:
* Junior forward Deng Adel (6-7, 200) leads the Cardinals with 15.8 points per game and is shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Senior point guard Quentin Snider (6-2, 175) handles scoring (12.8 points) and playmaking (4.2 assists) duties. Inside, junior Ray Spalding (6-10, 215; team-high 9.3 rebounds and 11.4 points) should see a lot of UM’s Dewan Huell (team-best 13.6 points, with 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks). Senior center Anas Mahmoud, 7-foot and 215 pounds, leads the ACC in blocks (3.53) and is a major reason Louisville leads the league in that stat as a team.
* Miami, which has had trouble sharing the ball of late, broke out of that funk against N.C. State (season-high 26 assists on 34 made baskets). One reason the offense flowed better: more playing time for freshman Chris Lykes, who started his first game with fellow newcomer Lonnie Walker ailing. Lykes had six points and five assists (which tied his season high) in 22 minutes.
* Jim Larranaga said after the game that Walker, who scored 12 points in 30 minutes, was a question mark for Sunday’s game after his back stiffened up so badly Friday night that he couldn’t bend enough to touch his knees. He was held out of Saturday’s practice. (Per AP)
* Guard Bruce Brown is coming off one of his best outings of the year, scoring 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting (3-for-3 from beyond the arc), with four rebounds and nine assists. Center Ebuka Izundu chipped in 15 points in 19 minutes, going 7-of-7 from the floor. Forward Anthony Lawrence, who hit 3-of-4 shots from outside, had 15 points and four assists. Guard Ja’Quan Newton had a game-high seven assists and one turnover.
* Guard DJ Vasiljevic scored six points in 15 minutes — he went 2-of-6 from deep — after going scoreless in his previous two games. Vasiljevic, who last scored in double-figures Dec. 25 against Middle Tennessee, is 5-for-26 shooting 3-pointers (19.2 percent) during ACC play.
* After Virginia and Louisville, fourth-ranked Duke (17-2, 5-2) and 18th-ranked Clemson (16-3, 5-2) — two teams with wins over Miami — are next in the ACC standings, followed by 10th-ranked North Carolina (16-4, 5-2). UM hosts Virginia on Feb. 13 and visits UNC on Feb. 27. After Louisville, Miami travels to Florida State for a 4 p.m. Saturday showdown.
* In other poll news, Kentucky (14-5, 4-3 SEC) fell from the AP poll for the first time in nearly four years — a 68-week stretch. Villanova (18-1, 5-1 Big East) remained atop the poll.