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College basketball rankings, Week 14: Maryland drops to No. 23 in AP top 25

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The Terps’ loss to Penn State cost them, but not enough to keep them out of the top 25.

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Maryland basketball dropped two places to No. 23 in the latest Associated Press top 25, out on Monday, following a 1-1 week that saw the Terps lose at Penn State and pick up a win at home against Ohio State.

This is Maryland’s fourth consecutive week in the top 25, making a return at No. 25 and moving as high as No. 17 before losing to Purdue. That defeat dropped the Terps to No. 21 last week, but losing to the Nittany Lions wasn’t enough to drop them out of the poll completely .

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Wisconsin fell to No. 11 after losing to Northwestern. Purdue stayed at No. 16.

KenPom’s advanced stats rankings have the Terps at No. 35, the highest they’ve been all season. Jeff Sagarin’s rankings have them at No. 34.

Maryland’s entering its toughest week of the season. First up is a test at Northwestern on Wednesday, and a trip to Wisconsin on Sunday comes after that.

AP top 25

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD Prev
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD Prev
1 Gonzaga (60) 1,620 26-0 1
2 Villanova (5) 1,564 24-2 2
3 Kansas 1,493 22-3 3
4 Baylor 1,394 22-3 6
5 Arizona 1,301 23-3 9
6 UCLA 1,276 23-3 10
7 Oregon 1,229 22-4 5
8 Louisville 1,204 20-5 4
9 West Virginia 1,012 20-5 13
10 North Carolina 1,005 21-5 8
11 Wisconsin 868 21-4 7
12 Duke 857 20-5 18
13 Kentucky 854 20-5 15
14 Virginia 825 18-6 12
15 Florida 717 20-5 17
16 Purdue 682 20-5 16
17 Florida State 665 21-5 14
18 Cincinnati 634 22-3 11
19 SMU 415 22-4 25
20 Creighton 298 21-4 23
21 South Carolina 296 20-5 19
22 Saint Mary's (Cal) 269 22-3 20
23 Maryland 136 21-4 21
24 Butler 129 19-6 22
25 Notre Dame 122 19-7 NR
Others receiving votes: Wichita State 87, Xavier 72, Northwestern 60, Southern Cal 16, VCU 14, Dayton 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Monmouth 2, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1