PISCATAWAY, N.J. – For the second time in school history, Rutgers will play a college football game ranked in the Top 10 as the 10th-ranked Scarlet Knights host Maryland Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. The Scarlet Knights vaulted into the nation's top 10 in both major polls – No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 10 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25, after yesterday's play in college football. The Scarlet Knights were idle this past weekend and moved up one spot in both polls from No. 11.
The No. 10 ranking in both polls is the second-best in school history, just behind last season's ranking of No. 7 in the Nov. 12 AP Top 25 and the No. 8 selection in the Nov. 12 USA Today/Coaches Poll Top 25.
Dating back to last season, Rutgers has been ranked in 17 consecutive polls, the longest stretch in school history.
Rutgers is one of four BIG EAST teams ranked in this week's AP Top 25, joining West Virginia, South Florida and Cincinnati.