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College basketball rankings, Week 6: Maryland No. 6 in AP Top 25, No. 7 in Coaches Poll

The Terps move up in one poll and hold steady in another.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland is No. 6 in this week's AP Top 25 and No. 7 in this week's men's basketball Coaches Poll, out on Monday. The Terps moved up from No. 9 in the Coaches Poll and stayed in the same spot in the AP Poll.

The Big Ten's Michigan State retains the No. 1 spot for a second consecutive week.

AP Coaches
1 Michigan State (64) Michigan State (28)
2 Kansas (1) Iowa State (3)
3 Oklahoma Oklahoma (1)
4 Kentucky Kentucky
5 Iowa State Kansas
6 Maryland Duke
7 Duke Maryland
8 Virginia Purdue
9 Purdue Virginia
10 Xavier Xavier
11 North Carolina North Carolina
12 Villanova Arizona
13 Arizona Villanova
14 Providence Baylor (T-14)
15 Miami Providence (T-14)
16 Baylor Lousville (T-16)
17 Butler West Virginia (T-16)
18 SMU Butler
19 Louisville Miami
20 West Virginia Cincinnati
21 George Washington Gonzaga
22 UCLA George Washington
23 Cincinnati Vanderbilt
24 Texas A&M Texas A&M
25 Connecticut South Carolina

The Terps are back ahead of North Carolina, which lost at Texas last weekend, pushing the Tar Heels down in the rankings and behind Maryland for a second time.

The Big Ten still has just three ranked teams, with Purdue joining the Spartans and Terrapins in the top 10 an No. 8. A couple of anticipated Big Ten contenders have fallen on hard times: Wisconsin is 6-5 and looks in shambles after losses to Milwaukee and Marquette and Michigan. Michigan is 7-3 and still hasn't beaten a good team, and 8-3 Indiana's best win is still against a Creighton team that would later lose to Loyola Chicago.

Connecticut, which Maryland beat on Tuesday night, is up to No. 25 in the AP Poll.