Maryland basketball beat a KenPom top-50 team in Oklahoma State in a thriller on Saturday night, but a loss at home to Pitt earlier in the week cost the Terps a return to the AP top 25. The team dropped from just outside of the rankings at No. 26 a week ago to No. 32 this week, going from 126 votes to nine.
The Terps haven’t been ranked since the preseason poll where they were slotted at No. 25.
The 8-1 Terrapins have been winning, but not convincingly, having taken six of their eight wins by six points or less. The latest one-point win over Oklahoma State was sealed at the free throw line by none other than Melo Trimble.
Without many challenges left on the schedule it’ll be difficult for Maryland to climb up in the polls without teams above them slipping. The team plays Howard on Wednesday and Saint Peter’s on Saturday.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Indiana moved up to No. 9, Wisconsin No. 17, Purdue No. 18 and Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota all received votes.
|Others receiving votes: Syracuse 45, Southern Cal 43, Ohio St. 40, TCU 33, Florida St. 18, Virginia Tech 11, California 10, Maryland 9, Valparaiso 7, Wichita St. 5, Temple 3, Michigan St. 3, Minnesota 1, IPFW 1, UNC Wilmington 1|