Just in time for their trip to College Park next week, coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines are now the No. 22 team in the nation, as reflected in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday.
It is Michigan's first appearance in the poll since 2013.
From a personnel standpoint, this is a similar Wolverine team when compared to the team that Maryland beat at the Big House last season. The difference is the way they're playing.
After starting the season with a loss to Utah, Michigan has won three games in a row while allowing a combined 14 points. That included a 31-0 blowout win over a ranked BYU team on Saturday.
Added to that, the team's loss to Utah is looking more and more like a "quality" loss. The Utes went to Eugene and buried Oregon on their home field Saturday, 62-20. Michigan held that team to just 24 points and, were it not for a string of mistakes by quarterback Jake Rudock, could have had a chance to get a big road victory.
Maryland will enter the game at an even 2-2, coming off a 45-6 loss to West Virginia.