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.
|1||Gonzaga Bulldogs (59)||1,618||1|
|2||Villanova Wildcats (5)||1,556||2|
|3||Kansas Jayhawks (1)||1,503||3|
|8||North Carolina Tar Heels||1,138||10|
|10||Duke Blue Devils||1,014||12|
|12||West Virginia Mountaineers||908||9|
|19||Florida State Seminoles||419||17|
|20||St. Mary's Gaels||375||22|
|21||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||322||25|
|25||Wichita State Shockers||153||-|