Rankings Update: Week of 4/10/17

Following a midweek come-from-behind victory over Richmond, the Maryland Terrapins (20-10, 6-3 Big Ten) lost their first series since February when they dropped a the rubber game of a three-game set against Nebraska over the weekend.

Maryland, which cracked the top 25 rankings last week following a sweep over Big Ten rival Rutgers, has dropped out of the top 25 in D1Baseball and Baseball America’s poll and remains unranked in Perfect Game’s ranking.

The Terps have a busy week as they are scheduled to play five games over a six day span. Maryland will open this week’s play with a home meeting with former ACC rival West Virginia before it takes the short trip to Fairfax, Virginia to take on George Mason.

The Mountaineers (19-11, 6-3 Big 12) recently had their six-game winning streak snapped with a loss on Sunday to Kansas while George Mason (12-20, 3-3 A-10) has lost five of its last seven.

Then, over the weekend, the Terps will host a three-game series with Penn State (11-19, 1-5 Big Ten), which has lost eight of its last 10 games.

Big Ten: T-3

D1Baseball.com: Unranked

Baseball America: Unranked

Perfect Game: Unranked

RPI: 32

Rankings Update: Week of 4/3/17

The Terps (18-8, 5-1 Big Ten) had themselves another successful week, taking care of business in Piscataway, Nj., sweeping Rutgers (10-17, 0-3 Big Ten) in the three-game series. Maryland has won 17 of its last 20 since their 1-5 start, including six of their last seven. The Terps currently sit tied for second place in the Big Ten behind Minnesota (18-8, 6-0 Big Ten).

Maryland is tied in the Big Ten Standings with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-10-1, 2-0-1), the Terps’ opponent this coming weekend out in Lincoln, Neb.

The 3-0 week was enough to put the Terps back into the rankings for the first time since the first week. They currently rank No. 25 in Baseball America’s Top 25 and No. 24 in D1 Baseball’s Top 25. However they remain unranked on Perfect Game.

Of Maryland’s previous opponents, two find themselves in the top five (Louisville, UNC), and LSU checks in at No. 13. Michigan (No. 18) is the only other Big Ten team to be ranked. N.C. State, which was No. 6 in the nation when the Terps beat the Wolfpack in Cary, Nc., is still unranked.

This week, The Terps will play a game against Richmond (11-15) at home on Tuesday and then head to Lincoln Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers (15-10-1, 2-0-1 Big Ten).

Big Ten: T-2

D1Baseball.com: No. 24

Baseball America: No. 25

Perfect Game: Unranked

RPI: 48

 

 

Rankings Update: Week of 3/27/17

After winning 11 of its last 12 games heading into this past week, Maryland (15-8) yielded a winning record for the fourth-straight week. The Terps split a two-game midweek series with UNC Wilmington before opening up Big Ten play at home against Michigan. Maryland won the first two games to clinch the series victory, but were unable to complete another weekend sweep.

The 3-2 week and first series win in Big Ten competition was not enough to put the Terps back in any of the national rankings. Maryland’s last appearance in the Top 25 was a month ago during the week of Feb. 27.

Despite dropping the series to Maryland, Michigan remains the only Big Ten team ranked by any media outlet.

Maryland heads to Philadelphia Wednesday for its second game of the season against Saint Joseph’s (5-11), who the Terps beat 11-5 in College Park on March 8. Maryland then plays Rutgers (10-3) this weekend for its first Big Ten road series.

D1Baseball.com: Unranked

Baseball America: Unranked

Perfect Game: Unranked 

Rankings Update: Week of 3/20/17

The Terps (12-6) have hit their stride. Though they were one hit by #11 North Carolina on Tuesday, Maryland bounced back by sweeping the Princeton Tigers at home this weekend. Having won 11 of their last 12, the Terrapins are about as hot as any team in the NCAA.

This 3-1 week wasn’t enough to put the Terps back into the national rankings, however. Their last appearance on any list was the week of 2/27/17/.

Maryland will head to Wilmington this week for a two game set against the Seahawks (8-9) before coming home to play their first Big Ten series against #18 Michigan (15-4).

Michigan remains the only team in the Big Ten to be ranked nationally.

D1Baseball.com: Unranked

Baseball America: Unranked

Perfect Game: Unranked

NCBWA: Unranked

USA Today’s Coaches’ Poll: Unranked

Rankings Update: Week of 3/13/17

The Maryland Terrapins (9-5) are rolling. Wins against William & Mary and Saint Josephs followed by a weekend sweep of Bryant University makes it eight straight victories for the Terps.

This 5-0 week wasn’t enough to put Maryland back in the rankings however, as they’ve been completely unranked since the week of 2/27/17.

This week, the Terps will visit Chapel Hill, North Carolina to take on the No. 11 Tar Heels (12-4) before coming home for a three game weekend series against Princeton (2-6).

With the Terrapins remaining unranked, Michigan is once again the only Big Ten team to be ranked nationally, appearing at No. 21 on D1Baseball and No. 24 on Baseball America.

D1Baseball.com: Unranked

Baseball America: Unranked

Perfect Game: Unranked

NCBWA: Unranked

USA Today’s Coaches’ Poll: Unranked

Rankings Update: Week of 2/27/17

The Terrapins (1-5) continue to slide this week after getting swept by LSU in Baton Rouge. After going into the week unranked in every poll except for Perfect Game (23), the Terps’ struggles against the Tigers have dropped them from all top-25 rankings.

Maryland will look for redemption this week with a Wednesday home opener against James Madison University (6-1) and a weekend in North Carolina for the USA Baseball-Irish Classic. There, they will play Notre Dame (1-6), No. 6 NC State (4-2), and Dayton (2-4).

With Maryland dropping out of the rankings, there is not a single Big Ten team that is nationally ranked.

D1Baseball.com: Unranked

Baseball America: Unranked

Perfect Game: Dropped Out

NCBWA: Unranked

USA Today’s Coaches’ Poll: Received Votes

Rankings Update: Week of 2/20/17

The Terrapins (1-2) entered the weekend ranked in the top-25 in three of the major polls: D1Baseball (22), Baseball America (24), and Perfect Game (23). After dropping its first two contests of the season and finishing the Clearwater Tournament with a 1-2 record, Maryland has dropped out of two of those three polls. The Terps are, however, still ranked in the Perfect Game poll, but fell from No. 23 to No. 25.

LSU, the Terps’ opponent this weekend, moved up in the D1Baseball poll from No. 12 to No. 5, held at No. 4 in the Baseball America poll, and stayed at No. 2 in the Perfect Game poll after going 3-0 this past weekend against Army.

Maryland is still the only Big Ten team to be ranked or receive votes. The various polls can be found linked below:

D1Baseball.com: Dropped Out

Baseball America: Dropped Out

Perfect Game: No. 25

NCBWA: Unranked

USA Today’s Coaches’ Poll: Received Votes