At 251 consecutive weeks, the Terrapins owned the second-longest active streak behind No. 6 UConn, which has a 657-week streak going. The streak began during the 2010-11 season and is over now after a 32-point loss to the Huskies on Thursday, and then a narrow, two-point victory over Syracuse at home Sunday.
The Gamecocks, who have been ranked for 209 consecutive weeks, now take over ownership of the second-longest active streak.
And after 36-first place votes, they also remain the unanimous top-ranked team in the poll this week.