The Maryland Terrapins football team was idle this past week, but still managed to accomplish another important feat. The Terps were named to the Associated Press top 25 rankings for the first time since 2010. More importantly, this is the first appearance the Randy Edsall led Maryland has made in the top 25, and at 4-0 Edsall has the team playing for a lot more than just a bowl appearance.
Randy Edsall (Above) talks to the press after being hired in 2011.
Maryland entered the bye week after cruising past the West Virginia Mountaineers, and began preparing for this weekends match up with the number eight ranked Florida State Seminoles. Maryland will look to break another losing streak to an archrival as the Terps have not beaten the ‘Noles in many years. This weekend’s matchup gives Maryland an opportunity to assert themselves as a force to be reckoned with in their final season as a member of the Atlantic Coach Conference. Quarterback C.J. Brown has stared so far this season putting up Heisman like numbers, and another upset may have Brown thrusted into the Heisman conversation. Brown and company, however, are focused on the task at hand, and that’s the star studded Seminoles.