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Maryland football falls out of AP Top 25

The Terps, who were ranked No. 21 last week, are no longer in the Top 25 after losing to Temple.

Maryland football at Temple Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

Maryland football’s stint in the AP Top 25 was short lived.

After coming in at No, 21 last week, the Terps weren’t ranked in this week’s poll released Sunday following their 20-17 loss to Temple on the road. They also didn’t receive any votes, but the Owls did.

The defeat was Maryland’s fifth straight loss when entering as a ranked squad, as well as its second consecutive season falling to Temple despite being favored heavily.

Maryland kicked off its season under new head coach Mike Locklsey in dominant fashion, taking a 79-0 win over Howard in Week 1 and a 63-20 victory over then-No. 21 Syracuse in Week 2. But the team was humbled against Temple on Saturday.

With a bye week ahead, the Terps will now enter its matchup against No. 13 Penn State unranked, with much of the game’s hype fizzled.

Editors note: Testudo Times apologizes for not having this article out sooner. We had the article prepped and ready to publish at 2 p.m. when the poll was released, but the site was having technical difficulties that wouldn’t allow the article to be published. We were working all day with SB Nation’s staff to fix the issues.