If you talked to any Maryland football fan before the season started, they would have considered a six-win season and a bowl game a success after last year's 2-10 debacle. With its win over Wake Forest yesterday, Maryland has already accomplished that. Now, can they do the improbable and actually reach the ACC Championship Game?
Don't laugh: it's possible. After a wild, wild week in the ACC, Maryland is actually in position to challenge for the Atlantic Division title. With a 3-1 record in the conference, Maryland is just a half game behind Florida State for first place. Florida State is 4-1 after a shocking loss to North Carolina State on Thursday.
Here are the full ACC Atlantic Division standings.
- Florida State: 4-1
- Maryland: 3-1
- N.C. State: 3-1
- Clemson: 2-3
- Boston College: 1-4
- Wake Forest: 1-4
To be fair, the Terps have played subpar competition thus far, with wins over Duke, Wake Forest and Boston College. But they have a chance to leapfrog everyone if they can get it done in the coming weeks against the big boys. Maryland travels to Miami next weekend to face a reeling Hurricanes squad, and they close the season with home games against Florida State and N.C. State. With any luck, a spot in the ACC title game could be on the line in those last two games.