Maryland Terps head coach DJ Durkin talks about the injuries to sophomore quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome who will be out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Sophomore cornerback Antwaine Richardson, who was carted off the field is in the concussion protocal. (Baltimore Sun video)

Maryland's 51-41 victory at No. 23 Texas reverberated nationally in terms of the respect given the Terps.

Though it wasn't enough to get a spot in the Top 25 in either the Associated Press media poll or the USA Today coaches' poll, Maryland certainly is now in position to be ranked next week.


After not receiving a single vote in the AP preseason poll, the Terps finished fifth among teams just outside the Top 25. Maryland, which received one vote in the USA preseason poll, was third among teams outside the Top 25.

CBS Sports, which didn’t list Maryland in its Top 25 preseason poll, had the Terps 20th, writing “The Terps haven’t exactly turned the corner, but damn, that was one satisfying win at Texas. Give Maryland credit for causing a load of special teams mistakes by the Horns.”

USA Today placed DJ Durkin’s team 38th in its ranking of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. It was a jump of 35 spots from the preseason ranking — the biggest move of any FBS team. (The Longhorns dropped 14 spots to 56.)

Maryland coach DJ Durkin announced Tuesday that quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome tore his ACL against Texas

The Big Ten Network listed Maryland's win in Austin as its "Biggest Surprise," writing that "the Terrapins poured a cold bucket of water on the debut of Texas coach Tom Herman" and putting Durkin's team sixth in the league's pecking order, ahead of traditional powers Iowa, Nebraska and Michigan State.

ESPN moved the Terps up to fifth — behind Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan — in its Big Ten Week 1 postgame power rankings, calling the win "the most notable upset of the weekend. … Maryland still has plenty to prove and to improve, but two capable quarterbacks and a physical defensive performance provide reasons to be excited."

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