Dec 27, 2013; Annapolis, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back Isaac Goins (17) and Terrapins tight end Dave Stinebaugh (86) lead the Terrapins onto the field prior to their game against the Marshall Thundering Herd in the 2013 Military Bowl at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins Face Three NCAA Top 25 Football Teams

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Maryland Terrapins football schedule features three preseason Top 25 teams.

Randy Edsall said he was excited to finally be in a football conference in reference to the Big Ten.

Maryland’s Big Ten conference schedule puts them up against three teams that are ranked in the preseason Top 25, two of which are ranked in the top ten (Ohio State #6, Michigan State #8).

Overall, the Big Ten has four teams in the Top 25 compared to the ACC who only has three with Florida State being the only Top Ten team.

The Terps struggled in the ACC during Coach Edsall’s first two season going a combined 6-18.

In 2013, Maryland looked like it had turned a corner and should have finished with a few more wins if it weren’t for major injuries on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

They ended up finishing the season 7-6 which included a loss in the Military Bowl to Marshall.

Randy Edsall finished his time coaching in the ACC with a 13-24 record.

Though that record doesn’t look good on paper and it doesn’t look good to fans who want instant success, Coach Edsall has been laying the foundation to make this football program one that can contend.

Maryland is led by sixth year senior quarterback, C.J Brown and dual threats in wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long which will help the Terps earn respect quickly in the Big Ten.

Brown has the ability to beat you with his arms and his legs.

Both Diggs and Long are explosive and dangerous athletes when the ball is in their hands.

Maryland will look to improve on their seven wins from last season and make another bowl game all while hoping to make some noise in the Big Ten.

Check out the entire coaches preseason poll below to see who the top teams are going into the 2014 season.

Rank
Team
Points
1st Place Votes
1Florida State154356
2Alabama14550
3Oklahoma13823
4Oregon13141
5Auburn12710
6Ohio State12671
7UCLA10850
8 Michigan State10500
9South Carolina10091
10Baylor9650
11Stanford9550
12Georgia9050
13LSU8330
14Wisconsin6540
15USC6270
16Clemson5350
17 Notre Dame5090
18 Arizona State3580
19Mississippi3460
20Texas A&M2660
21Kansas State2570
22Nebraska2280
23North Carolina1750
24Texas1430
25Washington 1420
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