The Washington Times - February 23, 2009, 02:41PM

What’s a victory over a top-five opponent get you these days?

One vote in the AP basketball poll.


Myron P. Medcalf of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune places Maryland at No. 25 just a couple days after the Terps toppled North Carolina, doing what no one did in the process —- giving Gary Williams‘ team a vote.

What’s interesting is Medcalf doesn’t have a ballot that is especially egregious. Sure, Louisville and UCLA are a little high compared to the norm, and Oklahoma and Kansas a tick low in comparison.

But Maryland is the only truly extreme vote, and a 25th-place vote at that.

So, really, there’s nothing to see here, besides the fact Maryland can now claim it is receiving a vote in this week’s poll.

—- Patrick Stevens