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College basketball rankings, week 18: Maryland moves up to No. 8 in latest AP Poll

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Another climb for the Terps as the regular season comes to an end.

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland Terrapins were ranked No. 8 in this week's Associated Press poll released Monday, their highest ranking this late in a season since the 2001-02 campaign, in which Maryland won the national title.

The Terps set a school record for regular season wins with 26 after defeating Nebraska Sunday evening in Lincoln. In its first year as a member of the Big Ten, Maryland finished the year in second place with a 14-4 conference mark, trailing just Wisconsin, who won the league. The Badgers were ranked No. 6 in this week's poll.

After starting the season with three schools ranked in the AP Poll (No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 18 Michigan State and No. 20 Ohio State), only Maryland and Wisconsin were ranked in this week's poll.

Virginia, who Maryland lost to early in the season, was ranked No. 3 in the final regular season poll, slipping one spot after its loss to Louisville over the weekend.