Two weeks ago, the Maryland men’s basketball team seemed on the verge of dropping out of the top 10 in the Associated Press poll for the first time this season after a second Big Ten Conference road loss in as many weeks, to Michigan State.
Now the Terps could be on the brink of their first in-season No. 1 ranking in school history.
With losses last week by Oklahoma and North Carolina — the current No. 1 teams in the AP poll and USA Today coaches poll, respectively — No. 3 Villanova and No. 4 Maryland likely will get the bulk of the No. 1 votes in the rankings released Monday afternoon.
The Sooners lost at Kansas State, and the Tar Heels lost twice,...