After a bizarre week in the world of college basketball, Maryland men’s basketball moves up one spot to finish at No. 12 in the final AP Top 25 poll of the season.
Maryland’s season ended abruptly after concerns involving COVID-19 caused the NCAA to cancel all postseason play. The Terps concluded the regular season with a 83-70 win over Michigan, which secured them a share of the Big Ten regular season title.
Maryland started the year ranked No. 7 in the preseason poll and rose as high as No. 3 at one point. They never fell outside the top 25. No. 12 is the highest Maryland has finished in the AP poll since 2014-2015, when they finished at the same spot after losing in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament.
Maryland was the second-highest Big Ten team in the rankings with Michigan State coming in at No. 9. Four other Big Ten teams — No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 Illinois, No. 25 Iowa — concluded their respective seasons in the top 25. The Big Ten led all conferences with six ranked teams, and four other programs in the league — Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers and Purdue — received votes.
Check out the rest of the poll here.