Maryland basketball is 4-0, but the Terps still didn’t get back into the latest Associated Press Poll top 25. The Terps were at No. 25 in the poll’s preseason rankings, but fell out after a less-than-convincing win over American to open the season. They received 56 votes, good for the No. 27 spot.
Maryland followed that up with a thrilling last-second win over Georgetown, a win over Division-III St. Mary’s and a victory over Towson that was closer than it should have been.
The Terps came back from a seven-point deficit in under a minute to beat Georgetown on the road on Tuesday, edged Towson by five at home on Sunday and easily beat St. Mary’s College of Maryland to stay undefeated at 4-0.
Maryland is set to play Stony Brook, Richmond and either Boston College or Kansas State this week, and should be favored in each game. The Terps’ next real challenge will come the following week at home against Pittsburgh.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Indiana rose to the No. 3 spot, Wisconsin is slated at No. 16 and Purdue at No. 18.
Check out the full poll below:
|Others receiving votes: Michigan 83, Maryland 56, California 54, Miami 40, Cincinnati 34, Wichita St 29, Florida 27, Seton Hall 15, Virginia Tech 12, Butler 11, Dayton 11, Notre Dame 6, Colorado 4, Ohio State 2, Ohio 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee State 1|