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Maryland football gets mixed feedback in SB Nation FanPulse Top 25

The Terps got more love from the SB Nation network than from their own fans.

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Maryland football at Temple, team pic Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

Three weeks of college football have already gone by, and the latest Testudo Times FanPulse Top 25 poll is out.

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 3 poll, you can still join to share your input HERE.

Below are the Week 3 rankings, according to Testudo Times readers.

Testudo Times FanPulse Week 3 Poll

Ranking School Record Previous (TT)
Ranking School Record Previous (TT)
1 Clemson 3-0 1
2 Alabama 3-0 2
3 Georgia 3-0 3
4 LSU 3-0 5
5 Oklahoma 3-0 4
6 Ohio State 3-0 6
7 Notre Dame 3-0 9
8 Auburn 3-0 8
9 Florida 3-0 7
10 Utah 3-0 12
11 Michigan 2-0 10
12 Texas 3-0 11
13 Wisconsin 2-0 18
14 Penn State 3-0 14
15 Oregon 2-1 15
16 Texas A&M 2-1 13
17 UCF 3-0 17
18 Iowa 3-0 20
19 Washington State 3-0 22
20 Boise State 3-0 NR
21 Michigan State 2-1 19
22 Washington 2-1 16
23 Virginia 3-0 25
24 Arizona State 3-0 NR
25 USC 2-1 NR

Readers of the site chose not to rank Maryland following its 20-17 road loss to Temple Saturday. You picked Michigan State to take over the No. 21 spot, but the Spartans also lost a close game to an unranked Arizona State team in Week 3 — the Sun Devils are now at No. 24.

Two other new teams entered the Testudo Times Top 25 this week. Boise State comes in at No. 20 after defeating Portland State 45-10 for a 3-0 start to the season, while USC somehow enters after suffering a 30-27 defeat to unranked BYU.

In addition to the Terps’ exit, Mississippi State (No. 24 last week) and Iowa State (No. 23 last week) were taken out of the Top 25. The Bulldogs lost 31-24 to unranked Kansas State, and the Cyclones came just short of defeating Iowa, losing a close 18-17 contest.

We have also surveyed our readers weekly to see how confident they feel in the direction of Maryland football. Last week, 93 percent were confident, but the number dropped slightly this week.

And here is the top-25 from readers across SB Nation’s college network. This was calculated by averaging all the team-specific polls.

It was quite the surprise to see that the rest of the network had Maryland at No. 24, dropping two spots from No. 22, while Testudo Times readers left the Terps out of the poll.

As mentioned above, to compensate for Maryland going out, readers of our site had USC at No. 25. The rest of the network didn’t, disregarding the Trojans after their loss to BYU.

Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already, and get ready to vote in the next poll after Week 4 of the college football season — though of course the Terps won’t be in action with the bye week.