After falling for three straight weeks in the AP Top 25, Maryland men’s basketball is finally on the rise once again.
Following a 75-59 victory in a dominant performance against Indiana Saturday, the Terps rise three spots to No. 12 in the country.
Similar to the rest of college basketball, Maryland has been all over the place this season in its rankings. The Terps rose as high as No. 3 after winning the Orlando Invitational, but continued to fall throughout December and finished 2019 as the No. 15 team in the country. But this week’s ranking is the highest the team has been since Dec. 16.
Six teams ahead of the Terps in last week’s rankings lost over the past week, including Big Ten foes Ohio State and Michigan.
With its win over Michigan, Michigan State is now the top-ranked Big Ten team, coming in at No. 8. Besides the Terps and Spartans, the conference is rounded out with three more teams placing in the poll, including No. 11 Ohio State, No. 19 Michigan and No. 20 Penn State. Iowa, Wisconsin and Purdue are also receiving votes.
The latest rankings indicate that Maryland vs Ohio State Tuesday at Xfinity Center will be a top-15 matchup. While the Terps blew out the Hoosiers, the Buckeyes suffered their latest loss on Friday at home to Wisconsin — their second in a row.
Check out the rest of the poll here.