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College basketball rankings, Week 8: Maryland slips further away from AP top 25

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The Terps’ loss to Nebraska had to hurt them in the rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Maryland Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland basketball was on the cusp of returning to the top 25 of the Associated Press Poll last week, but Sunday’s loss to Nebraska set the Terps back.

Last week they received 27 votes, the most of any team outside the top 25. This week they only received seven after a late collapse against the Cornhuskers prevented them from starting 2-0 in Big Ten play.

Minnesota, Clemson and Miami are all ahead of Maryland in the “receiving votes” category this week.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Wisconsin moved up one spot to No. 13 after beating Rutgers. Purdue moved down five spots to No. 20 after losing to Minnesota, while Indiana moved from No. 16 to tied for No. 25 after losing to Nebraska and Lousiville. Indiana and Purdue play Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Terps are 13-2, and have a few days off before their first Big Ten road game at Michigan on Saturday.

AP Poll, Week 8

Rank TEAM RECORD PTS
Rank TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (59) 14-0 1,619
2 Baylor (6) 13-0 1,532
3 Kansas 12-1 1,503
4 UCLA 14-1 1,406
5 Gonzaga 14-0 1,357
6 Kentucky 11-2 1,280
7 West Virginia 12-1 1,179
8 Duke 12-2 1,090
9 Louisville 12-2 1,063
10 Creighton 13-1 1,015
11 Virginia 11-2 954
12 Florida State 14-1 902
13 Wisconsin 12-2 865
14 North Carolina 12-3 785
15 Oregon 13-2 771
16 Xavier 12-2 634
17 Arizona 13-2 613
18 Butler 12-2 477
19 Saint Mary's 12-1 416
20 Purdue 12-3 405
21 Virginia Tech 12-1 293
22 Cincinnati 12-2 258
23 Notre Dame 12-2 250
24 Florida 10-3 193
25 Indiana 10-4 74
25 USC 14-1 74
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 56, Clemson 23, Miami 16, Maryland 6, Kansas State 5, Seton Hall 3, Iowa State 3, Northwestern 2, VCU 2, UNC Wilmington 1