Maryland women’s basketball remains at No. 14 in AP poll for fourth straight week

Maryland's Mimi Collins prepares for the tip before her team's 101-59 win over James Madison on Dec. 19, 2020, at the Xfinity Center. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Maryland women’s basketball remained at No. 14 in the latest AP poll released Monday after defeating Rutgers and James Madison last week.

The Terps (5-1) knocked off the Scarlet Knights thanks to a career-high 22 points from redshirt sophomore Mimi Collins.

Against the Dukes, Collins continued her stellar play. She notched her first career double-double and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in the victory. Collins was named to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 18 points and nine rebounds on 58.3 percent shooting.

Maryland is the highest-ranked Big Ten team in the poll and is joined by five other conference-mates in the ranking. Northwestern sits at No. 15, followed by Ohio State at No. 16, Michigan at No. 17, Indiana at No. 19 and Michigan State at No. 25.

The six Big Ten teams in the poll are the most of any conference.

The Terps were scheduled to play the Buckeyes this Wednesday in the team’s first ranked conference test, but that game was postponed as Ohio State continues its pause due to positive COVID-19 tests. Maryland’s next ranked matchup is set for Jan. 4 against Indiana in College Park.

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