Maryland out of Top 25 for 1st time in 13 years

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  • Associated Press

Nov 20, 2023, 12:23 PM ET

Maryland's 13-year tally successful The Associated Press women's hoops poll has travel to an extremity aft a week that saw much chaos successful the Top 25.

The Terrapins had been ranked for 251 consecutive weeks -- the 2nd longest progressive streak down No. 6 UConn -- earlier falling retired connected Monday. Maryland had been successful each canvass since the commencement of the 2010-11 season, but mislaid to the Huskies by 32 connected Thursday earlier edging Syracuse connected Sunday. It was the sixth-longest tally ever successful the AP Top 25.

South Carolina remained the No. 1 team, becoming the unanimous prime this week. The Gamecocks earned each 36 first-place votes and present person the second-longest streak successful the canvass astatine 209 consecutive weeks, down lone UConn's streak of 567 weeks.

UCLA moved up 1 spot to No. 2, the highest ranking successful programme history.

Then-No. 2 Iowa and fourth-ranked Utah dropped their archetypal games of the season, meaning 8 of the preseason apical 10 teams each person mislaid astatine slightest erstwhile already this season. It's the astir losses for the preseason apical 10 successful the archetypal 2 weeks of the play successful the past 20 years. In 2004-05, 7 of the archetypal apical 10 mislaid successful the archetypal fewer weeks.

UCLA is the lone different archetypal subordinate of the apical 10 too South Carolina not to suffer yet. The Bruins look UConn connected Friday astatine a tourney successful the Cayman Islands.

Colorado, Stanford and Iowa rounded retired the apical five. It's the Buffaloes' champion ranking since the last canvass of the 1995 play erstwhile the squad was No. 2.

Reigning nationalist champion LSU was seventh. followed by USC and Virginia Tech. Utah and North Carolina State were tied astatine No. 10.

Kansas State jumped into the canvass astatine No. 16 aft its triumph implicit Iowa. Mississippi State re-entered astatine No. 25 portion Creighton joined Maryland successful falling retired of the poll.