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.
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