The Terps got some revenge this week on Notre Dame, who beat them in the national championship game two years ago. Maryland is headed to their third Elite Eight in the past four years and will take on the winner of Clemson and UC Santa Barbara.
Record this week: 1-0 (2-1 win against Notre Dame)
Record this season: (12-5-5)
Grade for the week: A. The Terps are moving on.
Title chances: 4. The road is tough but the Terps have a very good shot to win it all.
Maryland volleyball won their last two matches of the season against Iowa and Northwestern. The Terps surpassed their regular season and Big Ten win totals from last year and have their best-ever recruiting class coming in. There's no reason to think that Steve Aird won't get this program to take another big step forward in year three.
Record this week: 2-0 (3-1 win against Iowa and a 3-0 win against Northwestern)
Record this season: (15-19, 5-15)
Grade for the week: A+. Maryland sent their seniors out with a win in their last match at Xfinity and then swept Northwestern in Evanston in the season finale.
Title chances: 0. The Terps didn't have a shot at winning the Big Ten title but they can be competitive for it in about three to five years.
With the exception of South Dakota State, Maryland didn't have much trouble at the Paradise Jam. They will take on a ranked Syracuse team in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday.
Record this week: 3-0 (95-49 win over Old Dominion, 62-55 win over South Dakota State and a 70-49 win over Pitt)
Record this season: 6-0
Grade for the week: A+. Maryland won their division at the Paradise Jam and have done nothing to suggest that they aren't a top-10 team.
Title Chances: 5. Maryland has a great shot to repeat as Big Ten champs.
After a blowout loss to No. 2 Iowa last week, Maryland got beat badly by top-15 Illinois before getting a convincing win against a Hofstra team that beat them by double digits last year.
Record this week: 1-1 (34-9 loss to Illinois and a 24-13 win against Hofstra)
Record this season: (2-4, 0-1)
Grade for the week: B-. Maryland downed a decent Hofstra team but got beat badly by Illinois.
Title Chances: 0. Maryland has no shot at winning the Big Ten.