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College basketball rankings, Week 8: Maryland stays at No. 4 in AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll

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The Terps remained in the top 4 after finishing their 2015 non-conference slate with an 11-1 record.

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The Maryland men's basketball team is No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 and Coaches Poll, both out on Monday, for the second straight week.

The top nine spots in the AP and the six spots in the Coaches Poll remained unchanged from last week, as none of those teams lost. The Terrapins (11-1) kept their spot in each poll after beating up on Marshall, 87-67, on Sunday.

Big Ten foe Michigan State kept the No. 1 spot in both polls for the fourth week in a row after surviving overtime against Oakland. However, the Spartans will be in danger of losing their top spot now that National Player of the Year candidate Denzel Valentine is out for a few weeks with a knee injury. Purdue is once again the only other Big Ten team in the polls. The Boilermakers kept their No. 14 spot in the AP and dropped one spot to No. 14 in the Coaches Poll despite beating Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

Maryland actually dropped one spot to No. 15 in KenPom's rankings, but will soon have a chance to move up (or down) , once conference play starts and the Terps face more quality opponents.

The Terps will begin Big Ten play against Penn State on Wednesday at Xfinity Center before traveling to face Northwestern on Saturday.

Check out the full polls below:


AP Coaches
1 Michigan State (64) Michigan State (26)
2 Kansas (1) Oklahoma (3)
3 Oklahoma Kansas (1)
4 Maryland Maryland
5 Virginia Virginia
6 Xavier Xavier
7 North Carolina Arizona
8 Arizona North Carolina
9 Butler Iowa State
10 Kentucky (T-10) Butler
11 Iowa State (T-10) Kentucky
12 Providence Duke
13 Miami Providence
14 Purdue Purdue
15 Duke Miami
16 Villanova Villanova
17 SMU West Virginia
18 Louisville Louisville
19 West Virginia Texas A&M
20 Texas A&M South Carolina
21 Utah Baylor
22 Cincinnati Utah
23 Baylor Cincinnati
24 South Carolina Gonzaga
25 UCLA Pittsburgh