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Maryland climbs to No. 19 in AP poll

The Maryland men's basketball team is ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll released earlier today. This is the highest the Terrapins have been ranked all season.

Riding a seven-game winning streak, Maryland will take the No. 2 seed into this week's ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. and will play either Georgia Tech or North Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m.

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 1:09 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

How does Duke stay at #4 with the Terps at #19 and the Hoyas at #20? That makes absolutely no sense

Posted by: jpfterps | March 8, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

@jpfterps

The polls have been screwing us all year. It's ridiculous that teams like Richmond have been ranked all season, Georgia Tech was top 20 for 2 months into ACC play, UNC was ranked after falling below even after falling below .500 in ACC play, yet Maryland just SQUEEZED into the rankings last week.

Posted by: TheMarylander | March 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

You guys realize the only poll that matters is the final one, right? You know, the poll that comes out following the NCAA title game. That's the only one that matters.

Are your own egos so fragile that you need UMD to be ranked higher now just so you can go around town puffing your chest out like a big man?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 8, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

It's notoriously hard to move in either direction in the polls late in the year. 19 is about where I expected them to fall. Wouldn't worry about it. Don't think the committee really takes the polls into account when seeding the tournament.

Posted by: pipkin42 | March 8, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Duke didn't fall b/c their loss to the Terps is considered a good loss compared to the losses those ranked just below them this week suffered (which is a compliment to the Terps). That said, I wonder whether the terps would be ranked had they lost to Duke.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | March 8, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

How does Duke stay at #4 with the Terps at #19 and the Hoyas at #20? That makes absolutely no sense

Posted by: jpfterps | March 8, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse
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@jpfterps

The polls have been screwing us all year. It's ridiculous that teams like Richmond have been ranked all season, Georgia Tech was top 20 for 2 months into ACC play, UNC was ranked after falling below even after falling below .500 in ACC play, yet Maryland just SQUEEZED into the rankings last week.

Posted by: TheMarylander | March 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse
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WORDDDDDDDDDD...

Posted by: ntlekt | March 8, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey you can only play who's on your schedule, but the ACC is not even as tough as the A-10 this year.

Posted by: restonhoops | March 8, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

can anybody honestly say that the ACC is down below the A 10 this year based on actually watching the games?? I know the media has been driving the idea home all year that the ACC is down, but based on the eyeball test, the ACC looks pretty good to me. But really, the A10 better than the ACC, come on, that is just repeating the national media crap out there.

Posted by: reindeerterp | March 9, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

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