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College basketball rankings, Week 5: Maryland stays out of AP top 25

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Villanova kept the top spot in this week’s rankings.

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Maryland basketball is still out of the Associated Press’ latest top 25, released on Monday. The Terps are 10-1, but haven’t beaten some of their lower-rated opponents by very many points.

VIllanova kept the top spot this week, followed by UCLA, Kansas, Baylor and Duke rounding out the top 5.

Indiana is the Big Ten’s top-ranked team, coming in at No. 9. Wisconsin’s at No. 14 and Purdue’s at No. 15. No other Big Ten team is ranked this week.

Maryland’s only lost once, but the Terps’ best win this season is arguably over Oklahoma State. They’re riding a three-game winning streak right now, and that doesn’t seem likely to end before conference play starts.

The Terps play Jacksonville State Monday night at 7 p.m. The Gamecocks are the lowest-rated team Maryland plays for the rest of the season. The Terps have over a week off before they play Charlotte in Baltimore next Tuesday.

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 10-0 1,613
2 UCLA (3) 10-0 1,505
3 Kansas 9-1 1,455
4 Baylor (6) 8-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,391
6 Kentucky 9-1 1,277
7 North Carolina 10-1 1,222
8 Gonzaga 10-0 1,195
9 Indiana 8-1 1,124
10 Creighton 10-0 1,043
11 Louisville 9-1 981
12 West Virginia 8-1 864
13 Virginia 8-1 848
14 Wisconsin 9-2 779
15 Purdue 8-2 652
16 South Carolina 8-0 598
17 Xavier 8-2 526
18 Butler 9-1 492
19 Arizona 8-2 436
20 Saint Mary's 7-1 391
21 Notre Dame 9-1 310
22 Oregon 8-2 251
23 Florida State 10-1 227
24 USC 9-0 158
25 Cincinnati 7-2 155
Others receiving votes: Florida 44, Wichita St 33, Virginia Tech 32, Maryland 31, Valparaiso 9, TCU 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Miami 6, Minnesota 6, Kansas State 4, UCF 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 2, Pittsburgh 2, Michigan State 2, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Loyola (CHI) 1
On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Mike Jacobs wrote: Villanova remains your #1 team.
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 10-0 1,613
2 UCLA (3) 10-0 1,505
3 Kansas 9-1 1,455
4 Baylor (6) 8-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,391
6 Kentucky 9-1 1,277
7 North Carolina 10-1 1,222
8 Gonzaga 10-0 1,195
9 Indiana 8-1 1,124
10 Creighton 10-0 1,043
11 Louisville 9-1 981
12 West Virginia 8-1 864
13 Virginia 8-1 848
14 Wisconsin 9-2 779
15 Purdue 8-2 652
16 South Carolina 8-0 598
17 Xavier 8-2 526
18 Butler 9-1 492
19 Arizona 8-2 436
20 Saint Mary's 7-1 391
21 Notre Dame 9-1 310
22 Oregon 8-2 251
23 Florida State 10-1 227
24 USC 9-0 158
25 Cincinnati 7-2 155