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Maryland baseball is a consensus top-25 team again

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

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Maryland baseball is ranked in the top 25 by all three major polls for the first time since the preseason on the back of its seven-game winning streak.

Here’s how each poll ranks the Terps:

Poll Ranking
Poll Ranking
D1Baseball 22
Baseball America 21
Perfect Game 19

The Terps also top the Big Ten with a 12-3 conference record, aided by a weekend sweep of Michigan State. Maryland is 28-11 overall on the season thanks mostly to its 18-1 home record. That record puts the Terps at No. 27 in RPI this week, which is up six spots from last week.

Maryland will travel to James Madison for a mid-week showdown Tuesday, then head west to Bloomington for a weekend series against Indiana.

In other news

Nike held a regional camp at Centreville High School Sunday. I was at The Opening: D.C. to check out some of the Terps’ commits and top targets.

Four-star recruits Austin Fontaine and Evan Gregory dramatically improved Maryland’s Class of 2018 recruiting ranking with their commitments on Saturday.

The Golden State Warriors obliterated the Portland Trail Blazers and will move on to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. More importantly, this means Jake Layman’s rookie season is over and we’re all very sad.

In non-sports news, a five-alarm fire in a soon-to-be new apartment building just off of Maryland’s campus resulted in “poor air quality” which prompted the university to shut down early Monday afternoon.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, but nobody was seriously injured, which is good. Unfortunately, some people are going to have to look for somewhere else to live next year.