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Maryland men’s basketball stays put at No. 9 in latest AP Top 25

The Terps don’t move up despite picking up two big wins.

Maryland basketball group photo, Rutgers, 2020 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

After moving up in the poll for three consecutive weeks, Maryland men’s basketball doesn’t budge in this week’s AP Top 25.

The Terps, who are on a six-game winning streak, remain at No. 9 in the Week 15 poll released Monday.

Mark Turgeon’s squad had a big week, defeating Rutgers, 56-51, at home before picking up arguably its best win of the season at then-No. 20 Illinois, 75-66. But with no teams ranked above it losing, Maryland stays put.

And for the second consecutive week, the Terps are the highest ranked team in the Big Ten conference. Penn State comes in at No. 13 as the second-highest ranked team, rising nine spots after beating then-No. 16 Michigan State and Minnesota. Joining those two in the poll are No. 21 Iowa and No. 22 Illinois.

For the first time this season, Michigan State is not ranked. The Spartans are receiving votes, along with Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan and Rutgers.

Maryland plays two games this week, the second of which is a marquee matchup. Nebraska, which sits at 13th place in the conference, comes to College Park Tuesday night. The Terps will then play on College GameDay against the Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan, Saturday.

Check out the rest of the poll here.