After beating Rutgers and Michigan State last week, Maryland basketball has returned to the AP Top 25.
The Terps dropped out of last week’s top 25 following losses to Minnesota and Iowa, and only received one vote. A convincing road win over Rutgers and a Melo Trimble buzzer-beater against Michigan State at home were evidently enough to lift them back into the rankings.
Maryland’s been as high as No. 17 in the top 25 this season, but now is right back where it started in the preseason poll. The Terps are ranked 37th in KenPom’s advanced metrics.
Purdue is the Big Ten’s top-ranked team at No. 13, followed by Wisonsin at No. 24. Kansas-Villanova-UCLA-Gonzaga remains in the top four, with No. 5 Oregon and No. 6 North Carolina flipping spots from last week.
Maryland has a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament, and will start play Friday night at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. against either Northwestern, Ohio State or Rutgers.
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