Rankings Update: Terps up in Every Poll after Undefeated Week

The Terps have rattled off 10 straight victories, outscoring opponents 99-39 in that stretch. The red hot Terps have soared in the rankings this week as a result, and are ranked as high as 11th in the nation in the  D1Baseball.com poll.

The Terps took Sunday's series finale to salvage a game against upset-minded UNC Wilmington

NCBWA: Up 5 spots to number 20

D1Baseball.com: Up 3 spots to number 11

USA Today Coaches Poll: Up 6 spots to 17

Collegiate Baseball: Ranked 21 after being unranked last week

Baseball America: Unranked

Rankings Update: Maryland up to No. 14 in d1baseball.com Rankings

Officially, the Terps went 3-0 last week, with two wins over Princeton and one over Richmond. Here’s how they fared in Monday’s rankings:

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NCBWA: holding at No. 25 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/ncbwa)

D1baseball.com: up 2 spots to No. 14 (http://www.d1baseball.com/rankings/d1baseball-top-25-rankings-march-16/)

Collegiate Baseball: unranked (http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-div-i-poll-3-16-15/)

Baseball America: unranked (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/college-top-25-march-16/)

USA Today Coach’s Poll: holding at No. 23 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/usa-today-coaches-poll)

Rankings Update: Terps drop out of two polls, Still ranked in two others

Maryland (8-4) dropped two of three to UNC Wilmington this weekend, in what was a crazy 10 hours of back-and-forth action. In all: 52 runs, 63 hits, 16 errors, 30 walks in three games. As expected, the Terps dropped in every poll, but maintained a ranking of No. 16 in d1baseball.com’s rankings and earned the No. 25 spot in the official media poll.

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NCBWA: Down 5 to No. 25 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/ncbwa)

D1baseball.com: Down 4 to No. 16 (http://www.d1baseball.com/rankings/d1baseball-top-25-rankings-march-9/)

Baseball America: Dropped out of Rankings – previously No. 16 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/college-top-25-march-9/)

Collegiate Baseball: Dropped out of Rankings – previously No. 19 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/college-top-25-march-9/)

USA Today Coach’s Poll: not updated – previously No. 17

Rankings Update: Terps remain as high as No. 12 in the D1Baseball.com poll

The Terps took two of three from Appalachian State this weekend, which led to some disagreement between polls. Up in some, down in another, but it’s safe to say the Terps are in the middle of the pack in the top 25…

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NCBWA: Down 2 to No. 20 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/ncbwa)

D1Baseball.com: Remain at No. 12 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/d1baseballcom-top-25)

Baseball America: Remain at No. 16 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/baseball-america)

Collegiate Baseball: Up 1 to No. 19 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/collegiate-baseball)

USA Today Coach’s Poll: Up 3 to No. 17 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/usa-today-coaches-poll)

Rankings Update: Terps Up 7 Spots in Collegiate Baseball Rankings

After a 2-1 weekend that featured matchups against ranked opponents, the Terps moved up in 3 of the 4 major polls.

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NCBWA: Up 1 to No. 18 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/ncbwa)

D1Baseball.com: Up 1 to No. 12 (http://www.d1baseball.com/rankings/d1baseball-top-25-rankings-february-16/)

Baseball America: Standing pat at No. 16 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/testtest/)

Collegiate Baseball: Up 7 spots to No. 20 (http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-div-poll-2-16-15/)

USA Today Coach’s Poll: not updated (Terps No. 20 in Preseason poll)

Not considered one of the five official polls, College Baseball Daily has the Terps at No. 11 for the second straight week. (http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2015/02/23/college-baseball-daily-top-25-223/#more-67369)

Rankings Update – Terps Up to No. 13 in D1baseball.com Poll

After a perfect 3-0 weekend, the Terps rose in 3 of the 4 major polls.

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NCBWA: Up 1 to No. 19 (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d1/ncbwa)

D1Baseball.com: Up 1 to No. 13 (http://www.d1baseball.com/rankings/d1baseball-top-25-rankings-february-16/)

Baseball America: Standing pat at No. 16 (http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/testtest/)

Collegiate Baseball: In the rankings for the first time at No. 27 (http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-div-poll-2-16-15/)

USA Today Coach’s Poll: not updated (Terps No. 20 in Preseason poll)

Not considered one of the five official polls, College Baseball Daily has the Terps at No. 11 (http://www.collegebaseballdaily.com/2015/02/16/college-baseball-daily-top-25-february-16/)

Terps Ranked No. 14 in D1Baseball.com Preseason Poll, No. 16 by Baseball America

by John Vittas

D1Baseball.com ranked Maryland No. 14 in their preseason poll, which was released Monday. The Terps finished at No. 16 in the final 2014 rankings after coming just one win away from the College World Series. They return six of their eight starters from last year and nine of their top 12 pitchers.

Photo: Alexander Jonesi

Photo: Alexander Jonesi

Maryland is one of only two Big Ten teams to receive a ranking from D1Baseball.com, with Nebraska coming in at No. 23.  The Terps will host the Cornhuskers for a three-game series April 3-5.

Maryland will face only one other ranked team in 2015, when they welcome No. 19 Cal State Fullerton to College Park for a three-game set April 17-19.

Five of Maryland’s 2014 opponents made the top 25: No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Virginia, No. 5 South Carolina, No. 6 North Carolina and No. 21 Florida State. Maryland finished a combined 8-9 against those teams, which includes six wins against the current Top 10. Four of those six occurred in the postseason (Virginia once in the ACC Tournament and once in the NCAA Super Regionals, and South Carolina twice in the NCAA Regionals).

“I was completely shocked last year when they went into Columbia, South Carolina and beat South Carolina into submission,” Kendall Rogers said on D1Baseball.com’s weekly podcast. “The big thing about this team is that they get a lot of guys back from that club.”

“I just don’t think there’s a weakness with this team,” added Aaron Fitt. “It sounds crazy, I mean we are talking about Maryland here, but they grade out in every category. Their pitching staff is very deep and varied. I rated their bullpen one of the highest bullpens in the country.”

Maryland opens the 2015 season when they take on Western Kentucky at the Caravelle Regional Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Friday, February 13 at 11 a.m. You can hear the broadcast of the game right here on marylandbaseballnetwork.wordpress.com.

Updated: January 27, 2014

Baseball America ranked Maryland No. 16 in their Preseason Top 25 on Monday. The Terps are the only Big Ten team in Baseball America’s rankings.

Three of Maryland’s 2015 opponents made the Top 25: No. 22 Central Florida, No. 23 Cal State Fullerton and No. 25 Liberty.

Maryland appears at No. 33 in Perfect Game’s Preseason Top 40, just ahead of three Big Ten opponents. Ohio State checks in at No. 35, Nebraska at No. 36 and Illinois is No. 39.