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The new AP Top 25 basketball rankings are out. And if you're wondering if Maryland made the list after the great run the Terps have put together recently, the answer is no.

No, check that. The Terps actually did make the list. Only their mention came under the heading "Others receiving votes," where it was noted they received a paltry 57. Which was 55 votes more than Wake Forest, Murray State and Cornell received and 56 more than Clemson tallied, if you're looking for a silver lining here.

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A lot of this, of course, has to do with Maryland's RPI ranking, which is only 36. (RPI measures  strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule.)

And a lot of it has to do with the perception that the ACC is watered-down league these days.

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But Terps fans will look at the teams the AP rates 22-25 -- Texas A&M, Richmond, Baylor and Northern Iowa -- and be convinced Maryland got hosed again. And I'd agree with them.

Gary Williams has railed for years that the Terps get no respect in the national rankings. This latest poll will have him doing another slow burn.

If the Terps beat Clemson Wednesday at Comcast Center and Virginia Tech Saturday in Blacksburg and STILL don't crack the Top 25, look for the top of his head to explode.

That should be some sight, too.

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