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College basketball rankings, Week 16: Maryland slides out of AP Top 25

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The Terps’ five-week run in the poll is over.

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Maryland basketball is no longer a member of the AP Top 25. The Terps’ loss to Iowa — their fifth in their last seven games — was enough for voters to shutter them from the poll. In fact, it was enough that the Terps only got one vote.

Maryland spent five consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25, returning at No. 25 and moving to No. 17 before a loss to Purdue dropped the Terps to No. 21. They went to No. 23 a week later, then No. 24, and are now out completely.

Purdue, the Big Ten’s highest-ranked team, fell to No. 14. Losses to Ohio State and Michigan State took Wisconsin from No. 16 to No. 22, while Northwestern isn’t even in the “receiving votes” category after falling to Illinois and Indiana.

Kansas took over the top spot in the poll after Gonzaga lost to BYU. The Bulldogs now occupy the No. 4 spot, with Villanova staying at No. 2, UCAL filling in at No. 3 and North Carolina at No. 5.

Maryland’s now ranked No. 46 on KenPom, down from No. 31 a week ago.

The Terps have a chance to right the ship Tuesday at Rutgers and Saturday at home against Michigan State before the Big Ten Tournament starts next week.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (58) 26-3 1,618
2 Villanova (2) 27-3 1,487
3 UCLA (3) 26-3 1,474
4 Gonzaga (2) 29-1 1,419
5 North Carolina 25-5 1,381
6 Oregon 26-4 1,343
7 Arizona 26-4 1,223
8 Louisville 23-6 1,176
9 Kentucky 24-5 1,119
10 West Virginia 23-6 1,041
11 Baylor 23-6 923
12 Florida 23-6 807
13 Butler 23-6 795
14 SMU 25-4 738
15 Florida State 23-6 722
16 Purdue 23-6 651
17 Duke 22-7 622
18 Cincinnati 25-4 504
19 Notre Dame 22-7 482
20 Saint Mary's 26-3 445
21 Wichita State 27-4 250
22 Wisconsin 22-7 206
23 Virginia 19-9 194
24 Iowa State 19-9 168
25 Miami 20-8 123
Also Receiving Votes: Minnesota 66, Oklahoma State 54, Dayton 32, Michigan 14, Middle Tennessee 13, Creighton 12, Southern Cal 7, Michigan State 3, Monmouth 3, Vermont 2, VCU 2, Virginia Tech 2, Arkansas 1, BYU 1, Maryland 1, Princeton 1