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College basketball rankings, Week 2: Maryland doesn’t make a return to AP Poll

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The Terps remained undefeated, but are still out of the AP’s top 25.

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Georgetown Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (40) 4-0 1,494
2 Villanova (20) 5-0 1,469
3 Indiana (1) 3-0 1,348
4 North Carolina 4-0 1,319
5 Kansas 2-1 1,284
6 Duke 4-1 1,253
7 Virginia 3-0 1,126
8 Arizona 3-0 1,066
9 Xavier 5-0 1,039
10 Louisville 3-0 893
11 Gonzaga 3-0 816
12 Creighton 4-0 716
12 Oregon 2-1 716
14 UCLA 4-0 681
15 Saint Mary's 3-0 665
16 Wisconsin 2-1 623
17 Syracuse 3-0 576
18 Purdue 2-1 571
19 West Virginia 3-0 466
20 Baylor 3-0 326
21 Iowa State 3-0 283
22 Texas 3-0 237
23 Rhode Island 4-1 198
24 Michigan State 2-2 184
25 Florida State 4-0 89
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