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Maryland men's basketball stays at No. 17 in AP Top 25

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The Terps remain in the same spot in the Week 12 poll.

Darryl Morsell, Illinois, Maryland basketball Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

There are a lot of changes in the AP Top 25 this week, but Maryland men's basketball is not one of them.

The Terps are ranked at the No. 17 spot in the latest poll released Monday — the same ranking they received the week prior.

Maryland suffered a heartbreaking 56-54 defeat to Wisconsin in Madison on Jan. 14, but then redeemed itself with a 57-50 victory over Purdue at home, shattering a two-game losing streak.

The Terps are only jumped by Seton Hall, which leapfrogged eight spots to No. 10 after beating then-No. 5 Butler and St. John’s last week.

A Big Ten team remains out of the top-10 for the second consecutive week. Michigan State — the highest-ranked member of the conferences— comes in at No. 11 after beating Wisconsin, 67-55, last Friday.

Three other teams from the conference are ranked, with Rutgers most notably earning a spot in the poll for the first time since 1979 at No. 24. After making its season debut at No. 24 last week, Illinois jumps up to No. 21. Iowa is also back in the poll for the first time in a few weeks, checking in at No. 19.

Ohio State remains in a tailspin and drops out of the rankings. Since their Dec. 21 victory over Kentucky, the Buckeyes have lost five of their last six, including a 55-67 defeat to Maryland on Jan. 7. Michigan, which held the No. 19 spot in both of the previous two polls, also drops out after losing to the Hawkeyes on the road. Both teams still received votes, along with Wisconsin, Penn State, Purdue and Indiana.

Maryland is still searching for its first win on the road as it travels to Evanston, Illinois, to play Northwestern Tuesday. This will be a perfect opportunity for the team to pick up some much needed confidence before heading to Bloomington, Indiana, Sunday to face the Hoosiers.

Check out the rest of the poll here.