Maryland falls out of ladies’s Top 25 for 1st time in 13 years

Maryland’s 13-year run in The Associated Press ladies’s basketball ballot has come to an finish after per week that noticed extra chaos within the Top 25.

The Terrapins had been ranked for 251 consecutive weeks – the second longest lively streak behind No. 6 UConn – earlier than falling out on Monday. Maryland had been in each ballot for the reason that begin of the 2010-11 season, however misplaced to the Huskies by 32 on Thursday earlier than edging Syracuse on Sunday. It was the sixth-longest run ever within the AP Top 25.

South Carolina remained the No. 1 crew, turning into the unanimous alternative this week. The Gamecocks earned all 36 first-place votes and now have the second-longest streak within the ballot at 209 straight weeks, behind solely UConn‘s streak of 567 weeks.

UCLA moved up one spot to No. 2, the highest ranking in program history.

Then-No. 2 Iowa and fourth-ranked Utah dropped their first games of the season, meaning eight of the preseason top 10 teams all have lost at least once already this season. It’s essentially the most losses for the preseason high 10 within the first two weeks of the season prior to now 20 years. In 2004-05, seven of the unique high 10 misplaced within the first few weeks.

UCLA is the one different authentic member of the highest 10 in addition to South Carolina to not lose but. The Bruins face UConn on Friday at a event within the Cayman Islands.

Colorado, Stanford and Iowa rounded out the highest 5. It’s the Buffaloes’ finest rating for the reason that ultimate ballot of the 1995 season when the crew was No. 2.

Reigning nationwide champion LSU was seventh. adopted by USC and Virginia Tech. Utah and North Carolina State had been tied at No. 10.

Kansas State jumped into the ballot at No. 16 after its win over Iowa. Mississippi State re-entered at No. 25 whereas Creighton joined Maryland in falling out of the ballot.


Baylor jumped up seven spots to No. 14 after knocking off Utah final week. It was the primary time the Bears had overwhelmed a top-four crew since defeating No. 1 UConn in 2020. It was the primary win towards a high 4 crew at dwelling since 2019 (additionally UConn).


With Thanksgiving this week, most of the high groups are enjoying in tournaments. UCLA, UConn, LSU and Virginia Tech are all within the Cayman Islands; solely UCLA and UConn will play one another. Colorado and N.C. State are within the U.S. Virgin Islands and can face off on Saturday. USC is within the Bahamas for one more event.

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