The Maryland men's basketball team missed getting the first No. 1 in-season ranking in school history Monday.

The Terps were ranked No. 2 in both the USA Today Sports coaches' poll, where they were ranked No. 3 last week, and the Associated Press media poll, where they had been ranked No. 4. Villanova passed them to reach No. 1 in both polls.

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Oklahoma and North Carolina, which were No. 1 last week in the AP poll and the USA Today Sports poll, respectively, lost last week. The Tar Heels lost twice.

In the coaches poll, Maryland received the same number of first-place votes (11) as the Wildcats, but finished with four fewer points overall. In the AP poll, they had 13 first-place votes to the Wildcats' 32.

Oklahoma dropped to No. 3 after losing to Kansas State Saturday in both polls.

Iowa, which recently lost to the Terps in College Park, was ranked No. 4 in AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll.

The ranking is the highest in-season for the Terps since the 2001-2002 season.

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