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College basketball rankings, Week 15: Maryland basketball moves to No. 24 in AP Poll

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The Terps are still in a good spot with four games to go.

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Maryland basketball suffered its fifth loss of the season to Wisconsin Sunday, but a loss to such a highly-rated team didn’t affect the Terps’ standing much in the latest Associated Press Poll.

The Terps moved down one spot to No. 24 in the latest poll, out on Monday, while the Badgers are No. 16. Purdue, the only other Big Ten team in the poll, is now the highest-ranked team in the conference at No. 14.

This is the fifth consecutive week Maryland’s been in the AP top 25. The Terps are No. 31 in KenPom’s rankings, a spot worse than they were before losing to Wisconsin.

Gonzaga is still No. 1, and with the Bulldogs’ easy schedule the rest of the way, it’s hard to see them losing that spot. Villanova and Kansas stayed at Nos. 2 and 3, while Arizona and UCLA each moved up a spot in the top five.

Maryland is next in action on Wednesday at home against Minnesota, and will also host Iowa on Saturday.

AP Poll

# Team Points Prev
# Team Points Prev
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (59) 1,618 1
2 Villanova Wildcats (5) 1,556 2
3 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 1,503 3
4 Arizona Wildcats 1,356 5
5 UCLA Bruins 1,316 6
6 Oregon Ducks 1,297 7
7 Louisville Cardinals 1,267 8
8 North Carolina Tar Heels 1,138 10
9 Baylor Bears 1,108 4
10 Duke Blue Devils 1,014 12
11 Kentucky Wildcats 943 13
12 West Virginia Mountaineers 908 9
13 Florida Gators 822 15
14 Purdue Boilermakers 807 16
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 733 18
16 Wisconsin Badgers 713 11
17 SMU Mustangs 554 19
18 Virginia Cavaliers 427 14
19 Florida State Seminoles 419 17
20 St. Mary's Gaels 375 22
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 322 25
22 Butler Bulldogs 295 24
23 Creighton Bluejays 178 20
24 Maryland Terrapins 159 23
25 Wichita State Shockers 153 -
Others Receiving Votes: South Carolina 37; USC 26; Northwestern 19; Iowa State 15; Miami (FL) 11; Xavier 11; Middle Tennessee 10; Dayton 6; Cal 4; Kansas State 1; VCU 1