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College basketball rankings, Week 4: Maryland still isn’t ranked in AP Poll

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The Terps split tough games against Pitt and Oklahoma State.

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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.

RANK SCHOOL POINTS PREVIOUS RECORD
1 Villanova (57) 1,613 2 8-0
2 UCLA (2) 1,478 11 9-0
3 Kansas 1,458 4 7-1
4 Baylor (6) 1,437 9 8-0
5 Duke 1,389 5 8-1
6 Kentucky 1,274 1 7-1
7 North Carolina 1,234 3 8-1
8 Gonzaga 1,198 8 8-0
9 Indiana 1,103 13 7-1
10 Creighton 1,003 10 8-0
11 Louisville 901 14 7-1
12 Saint Mary's 899 12 6-0
13 Xavier 784 7 7-1
14 Virginia 758 6 7-1
15 West Virginia 729 25 6-1
16 Butler 691 18 8-0
17 Wisconsin 655 17 7-2
18 Purdue 485 15 6-2
19 South Carolina 476 20 8-0
20 Arizona 320 16 6-2
21 Florida 285 24 7-1
22 Cincinnati 258 NR 7-1
23 Notre Dame 197 NR 8-0
24 Oregon 175 23 7-2
25 Iowa State 95 19 5-2
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