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Maryland football moves closer to AP top 25 after bye week

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news,

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Despite being on a bye week Maryland football still moved up in the latest AP Poll, receiving the 34th-most votes in the poll released Sunday. The Terps tied with California with 10 votes received.

Maryland was on its way to poll prominence after opening the season with wins over Texas, currently ranked No. 19, and Bowling Green before a letdown against Temple. The Terps rebounded against Minnesota, earning them the 43rd-most votes in last week’s poll.

The Terps benefitted from losses by formerly-ranked BYU, Duke, Cal and Mississippi State. Up next for Maryland is Michigan, who dropped a spot to No. 15 even with a win over Northwestern.

While the Terps will have had over a week to prepare for the Wolverines, they’ll still be heavy underdogs in Ann Arbor. The game will also come on the heels of another negative report about the team’s culture, from The Washington Post, with an investigation into it still pending.

In other news

The newest report has a lot to pore over, but here are some of the main takeaways from the newest allegations.

Martin McNair, the father of the late Jordan McNair, spent Saturday morning promoting heatstroke education in the wake of his son’s death, from The Washington Post.

In an NCAA championship game rematch, field hockey flipped the script on Connecticut with a 4-2 win to stay undefeated.

Men’s soccer has now won four of its last five games after taking down Coastal Carolina on the road, 3-1.

Women’s soccer started the weekend with a shutout road loss to Minnesota, but responded by playing Wisconsin to a scoreless draw on Sunday.

Volleyball nearly blew a two-match lead, but hung on to take Ohio State out in five sets at Xfinity Center.

Adam Hughes’ team also got two new commits over the weekend, adding 2020 middle hitter Laila Ricks and 2021 outside hitter Milan Gomillion from local Metro Volleyball Club.

And former Terp JC Jackson snagged his first career interception for the Patriots over the weekend, picking off Ryan Tannehill.