Maryland basketball falls two spots in AP poll to No. 23 after ending their two-game skid Saturday at home against Ohio State.
Maryland basketball failed to bounce back last week after their heartbreaking one-point loss to Purdue by losing to a Penn State team that holds a losing record in Big Ten play and just 14-12 overall.
However, in a must-win game, the Maryland men’s basketball team ceased their two-game losing streak, beating Ohio State 86-77. With the win, Maryland improved to 21-4 overall and sit in a tie for second place with Purdue at 9-3 in the Big Ten Conference.
Analysis: Maryland men’s basketball No. 23 in new AP poll
According to College Poll Tracker, 23 of the 65 Associated Press men’s college basketball pollsters submitted their Week 15 rankings with Maryland not ranked in the top 25. The 23 pollsters who believed the Terps aren’t worthy of a top 25 spot include names like Chris Goff, who just last week had Maryland No. 19 in his top 25.
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Doug Doughty from The Roanoke Times came in as Maryland’s highest ranking pollster, placing the Terps at No. 14 in this week’s AP poll. Doughty’s No. 14 vote for the Terps this week was nine spots higher than his No. 23 ranking last week.
Maryland basketball’s ranking at No. 23 marks the Terps fifth straight week in the AP Top 25 poll after a nine-week absence.
Latest bracketology projections
March Madness Selection Sunday is just 27 days away, so let’s examine where the Terps stand in the most recent bracketology predictions.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi made no change in the Terps seeding in his latest NCAA bracketology update as he retained Maryland as a six seed.
Next, CBS bracketology agrees with Lunardi as they provide Maryland with the six seed in their new NCAA college basketball tournament bracket predictions. The latest CBS update was generated by committee chair Mark Hollis in their first-ever top 16 seeds projections.
As of now, it seems most of the nation envisions the Terps as a six seed if March Madness were to begin today.
Upcoming Maryland basketball schedule
The Maryland basketball schedule enters the most influential part of the season as they prepare to begin their two-game road trip, first against Northwestern (19-6) on Wed, Feb 15 at 7:00 PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
The road trip concludes Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS in the biggest game of the year for Maryland basketball as they travel to Madison, WI to play No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers.