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Maryland drops several spots in polls after loss at home to Wisconsin

Maryland's first loss at home since joining the Big Ten cost the Terps four spots in the latest Associated Press media poll and three in the USA Today Sports coaches' poll released Monday.

After Saturday's 70-57 defeat to unranked Wisconsin at Xfinity Center – breaking a school- record 27-game home winning streak – Maryland (22-4) fell from second to sixth in the AP poll and to fifth in the coaches' poll.

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Maryland's drop in the USA Today Sport coaches' poll matched the biggest by a team ranked in the top 10 last week. The four teams ranked behind the Terps last week also lost.

Villanova (22-3) remained No. 1 in both polls. Oklahoma (20-4), which lost at home to now-No. 2 Kansas (21-4), remained at No. 3. North Carolina (21-4) jumped four spots to No. 4 in the coaches poll and No. 5 in the AP.

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Xavier (21-3) moved down three spots in each poll – No. 8 in the AP poll and No. 7 in the USA Today poll --  after losing to Creighton, while Iowa (20-5) remained the same in the AP poll (No. 4) and moved down one spot in the USA Today poll after losing at Indiana on Thursday.

The Terps, who fell out of a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten after Saturday's defeat, play Thursday against Minnesota, which is 0-13 in the league after Sunday's loss at Iowa. The Hawkeyes (11-3) moved back into first place with their win and Indiana's 88-69 loss Sunday at Michigan State.

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