Maryland, Michigan State and Penn State are ranked among the top 25 of the Soccer America preseason poll, released on Wednesday. The Terrapins, who also topped the Big Ten men's soccer preseason coaches' poll, led the way at No. 5, followed by No. 12 Michigan State and No. 15 Penn State.
Maryland enters its inaugural Big Ten season after reaching the 2013 national championship game.
Michigan State finished last season with a 14-6-3 record, and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1968.
Penn State concluded the 2013 season with its fifth Big Ten title. The Nittany Lions advanced to the Sweet 16, and made the program's 31st NCAA Tournament appearance.
All three teams are set to begin their 2014 seasons on Friday.
The complete 2014 Soccer America Preseason Men's Top 25 can be seen here.