With a 12-1 record, Maryland is just one of 19 teams in Division I with either one or zero losses. Maryland is just one of five of those teams who isn't currently ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.The Terps are the only team—out of those five squads—that plays in a major conference.
So, what gives? Why is a team who plays in the ACC, on a 12-game win streak, not getting noticed by AP voters?
I asked myself the same question, and with some further investigation, the evidence matches up. While Maryland probably has Top 25 talent, it's current resume, which includes just one loss, does not warrant inclusion in the poll.
Here are four reasons I gathered as to why Maryland is not ranked in the AP poll.