The Maryland men's basketball team is ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 12 in this week's Coaches Poll, down from No. 10 and No. 9 last week. This is the first time all year that the Terps are out of the top 10 in either ranking.
They lost the only game they played between last week's rankings release and this week's, so a bit of a fall isn't particularly surprising. They fell to Purdue, 83-79, on Saturday, in a game they could've won but which was somewhat embarrassing for how badly Maryland was out-rebounded.
At press time, Maryland holds the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten's conference tournament, although anything less than a 2-0 finish leaves it in significant danger of falling out of the top four and losing a double bye. There are five Big Ten teams ranked in this week's polls: Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue and Iowa .
The Terps play the final two games of their regular season this week. They'll host Illinois on Thursday and visit Indiana on Sunday, with the Hoosiers already having clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title.
Here's each poll in its entirely.
|2||Michigan State (2)||Villanova|
|8||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|20||Texas A&M||Iowa State|