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Maryland football fan support rebounds in Week 10 FanPulse poll

Fan confidence is back on the rise despite a 31-point loss to Michigan a week ago.

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It seems like just yesterday that the college football season began, but 10 weeks have already come and gone as the schedule hits the home stretch.

In August, we asked you to sign up for the SB Nation FanPulse community, where readers will be able to vote for their own college football top 25 poll and also participate in surveys. But don’t worry — if you weren’t able to sign up in time for the Week 10 poll, you can still join to share your input HERE.

After three straight weeks of dwindling fan support among Terps fans, confidence in the program is back on the rise despite the team’s 38-7 loss to then-No. 14 (AP Top 25) Michigan.

Of those who participated, 40 percent of fans are confident in the direction of the Maryland football program after the defeat against the Wolverines. That’s a 34.75 percent increase over last week, when fans set a new season-low with a 26.1 confidence rate following the 52-10 beatdown from Minnesota.

Here is the Week 10 Top 25, according to our readers at Testudo Times.

Testudo Times FanPulse Week 10 Poll

Ranking School Record Previous (TT)
Ranking School Record Previous (TT)
1 Alabama 8-0 1
2 LSU 8-0 2
3 Clemson 9-0 4
4 Ohio State 8-0 3
5 Penn State 8-0 5
6 Georgia 7-1 7
7 Oklahoma 7-1 8
8 Utah 8-1 9
9 Auburn 7-2 12
10 Oregon 8-1 10
11 Florida 7-2 6
12 Baylor 8-0 11
13 Notre Dame 6-2 15
14 Minnesota 8-0 13
15 Memphis 8-1 23
16 Cincinnati 7-1 16
17 Wisconsin 6-2 18
18 Michigan 7-2 17
19 Wake Forest 7-1 20
20 SMU 8-1 NR
21 San Diego State 7-1 22
22 Boise State 7-1 21
23 Louisiana Tech 7-1 25
24 App State 7-1 19
25 Indiana 7-2 NR

The top-five remains intact, though Clemson jumped back up to No. 3 over Ohio State, which drops down one spot. In the next five, however, there was a lot of movement. Florida fell from No. 6 to No. 11 after a 24-17 loss to Georgia, while Auburn crept up to No. 9 from the 12th spot.

Memphis was the biggest riser of the week, climbing eight spots from No. 23 to No. 15 after a 54-48 victory over SMU, which fell from No. 14 to No. 20. The Tigers are now 8-1 on the year and seem well on their way to a New Year’s Six bowl, provided they don’t fall the rest of the way.

Indiana is the only new arrival to the Week 10 FanPulse, checking in at No. 25 after a resounding 34-3 win over Northwestern. Fellow Big Ten West division mate Iowa was the only team that dropped out of the rankings, as the Hawkeyes most recently were on a bye week.

Below are the nationwide rankings, which are made from a culmination of the 66 team-site polls.

The biggest difference between the two polls is at the top. Maryland fans aren’t giving LSU as much respect as the rest of the country, which has the Tigers in the No. 1 spot over Alabama. However, that should all be resolved this week, as the SEC rivals will square off in Tuscaloosa at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already, and get ready to vote in the next poll after Week 11 of the college football season.