Should Maryland get to No. 1 in the latest Top 25 rankings by either the Associated Press or USA Today Sports released Monday afternoon, it will mark the first time in program history that the Terps occupy the top spot during the season.
Except for the national championship team in 2001-2002, which was No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches’ postseason poll, the highest the Terps have ever reached was No. 2.
Each time, Maryland stumbled.
In 1972-73, the Terps started the season No. 3, went up to No. 2 for a few weeks in late December and early January, before losing to No. 8 North Carolina State. Maryland finished the season No. 8 in the AP media poll and No. 10 in...