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Terps Ranked? Not So Fast

I know Matt is a little ill today, and his stance in his previous post reflects that. I’m a little sick as well, so maybe I didn’t read it correctly, but let’s be serious. Ranked? My reason why Maryland should not be ranked at this point is simple: The Terrapins lost to Middle Tennessee State, and they lost by 10 points. Yes, this is the same Middle Tennessee State team that lost to that great Arkansas State team, 31-14, on Sept. 20. Yes, this is the same Middle Tennessee State team that has one victory all season. And we know how they earned that lone victory, don't we?

Once again, I feel Maryland has as good a chance as any ACC team to win the league title. But I’m not ready to rank the Terps just three weeks after the Meltdown in Murfreesboro. As I said on the radio this morning, the loss to MTSU damages Maryland's resume more than the victories over Cal and Clemson bolster it. A win over Virginia, coupled with a few upsets across the country, and Maryland makes the cut next week. But the Terps are not ready for prime time just yet.

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 29, 2008; 10:48 AM ET
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Had MTS defeated Kentucky then we could make a compelling case - no question. Mmost pollsters don't know (or probably care) that MST ended their game with KU game one yard away from victory.

Posted by: gary | September 29, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

At least it was a road game. Isn't losing to 2 win Navy at home just as bad? I wouldn't put them in over a team that has no losses suc as UConn but Oregon and Wake lost HOME GAMES to teams that are middle of the road AND they have no big wins. 26 is fine by me but I think there is an argument for top 25...

Posted by: Lee | September 29, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse


Virginia -- 27
Maryland -- 10

Maryland will finish with a 5-7 record.

I am happy that Maryland is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Jelani Jenkins, Travis Hawkins and Isaac Holmes will be signing with the University of Florida.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: Gary | September 29, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

maryland will never lose to one of the weakest teems in the Acc (virginia) And they are already 4 and one The Tar heels who have they beat Rutgers.

Posted by: tom | September 29, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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