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College basketball rankings, Week 17: Maryland falls to No. 14 in AP Top 25, No. 12 in Coaches Poll

The Terps hit their lowest ranking of the season.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

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.

AP Coaches
1 Kansas (63) Kansas
2 Michigan State (2) Villanova
3 Villanova Michigan State
4 Virginia Virginia
5 Xavier Xavier
6 Oklahoma Oklahoma
7 Miami Miami
8 North Carolina North Carolina
9 Oregon West Virginia
10 West Virginia Oregon
11 Louisville Indiana
12 Indiana Maryland
13 Utah Purdue
14 Maryland Utah
15 Purdue Iowa
16 Iowa Arizona
17 Duke Baylor
18 Arizona Texas A&M
19 Baylor Kentucky
20 Texas A&M Iowa State
21 Iowa State Duke
22 Kentucky Texas
23 Texas Wichita State
24 SMU St. Mary's
25 California California