Preseason Countdown No. 6: Top Series of 2023

As the only Big Ten team ranked inside D1Baseball’s preseason top 25, Maryland is the heavy favorite to win their second consecutive conference title. Their toughest challenges this season will likely come from a rigorous non-conference slate.

Maryland will travel to Oxford, Mississippi for a weekend series beginning Feb. 24 against defending national champion Ole Miss. The Rebels are ranked fourth in the D1Baseball’s preseason poll and are led by star shortstop Jacob Gonzalez, who many sites project to be one of the first players selected in the 2023 MLB Draft.

The Terps will be tested again when they head north to Minneapolis for the Cambria College Classic from March 3-5. They will open the weekend with another matchup against No. 4 Ole Miss, immediately followed by another formidable SEC opponent in No. 10 Vanderbilt.

Four weeks later, Maryland will travel to Iowa City for a weekend series with the Hawkeyes, who D1Baseball projects will finish third in the Big Ten. Iowa made it to a regional last season but was not on Maryland’s schedule.

Rutgers is projected to be the runner-up in the Big Ten, according to D1Baseball. Maryland will host the Scarlet Knights from Apr. 7-9. The Terps took two of three from Rutgers in Piscataway last season.