Terps top coaches' poll; Stanford falls to No. 10
One loss cost Stanford in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
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The Cardinal, who were ranked fourth in the preseason poll, fell six spots to No. 10 after Monday's 55-52 loss to Brigham Young. Stanford (1-1) is the only Top 10 team with a loss.
The top three remained unchanged from the preseason poll. Defending national champion Maryland (2-0) remained No. 1 after receiving 28 first-place votes. North Carolina (2-0), which received one first-place vote, stayed in the No. 2 spot, while Oklahoma (1-0), which also got one first-place vote, remained third.
Tennessee (1-0) received one first-place vote and moved up to No. 4. Duke (1-0) also moved up a spot to round out the top five.
No. 6 Ohio State (1-0), No. 7 Connecticut (1-0), No. 8 Georgia (1-0) and No. 9 LSU (2-0) each moved up one spot.
Following three straight wins -- including one against New Mexico (No. 23 AP) -- Arizona State moved up a spot to No. 11. Rutgers, which lost 78-69 to Georgia on Sunday, fell one place to No. 12.
No. 13 Purdue (2-0), No. 14 Texas A&M (1-0) and No. 15 Vanderbilt (1-0) held their preseason poll positions for another week, as did No. 17 Michigan State, which has yet to play a game. Baylor (2-0), meanwhile, moved up two spots to No. 16.
BYU saw the week's biggest gain, moving up six spots to No. 18 following its win against Stanford.
Cal (1-0) and USC (1-0) both moved up two spots, to No. 19 and No. 20, respectively.
Rounding out the top 25, UCLA (1-0) moved from 23rd to 21st; DePaul (0-1) fell three spots from No. 19 to No. 22 following Sunday's 105-71 loss to Oklahoma; Washington, which still hasn't played a game, moved from 25th to 23rd; Kentucky (1-1) saw the week's biggest drop, falling eight spots to No. 24 after a 54-51 loss to unranked Indiana on Sunday; and George Washington, which was unranked last week, climbed into the top 25 after two straight wins.
New Mexico (1-2), which had been ranked No. 20, fell out of the poll after losses to both Arizona State and unranked Nebraska.
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