The Maryland men’s lacrosse team rose to No. 3 in the nation Monday, marking the largest ranking increase in the country this week.

After the Terps (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten) beat then-No. 1 Penn State, 15-11, at Maryland Stadium on Saturday, they advanced five spots from No. 8. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions (10-1, 1-1) dropped to No. 7 following their first loss of the campaign.

Maryland has bounced around the rankings during an up-and-down season. The squad reached No. 1 with a 4-0 start but fell to No. 10 after consecutive defeats in mid-March.

The Terps have responded to the skid with three straight wins over ranked opponents, including Saturday’s Senior Day triumph. During their winning streak, they’ve scored 15 goals per game while limiting teams to 8.67.

Maryland must overcome a difficult final stretch to maintain its position near the top of the national poll. The Terps finish the regular season with tilts against No. 5 Albany, No. 11 Rutgers, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 13 Johns Hopkins.

They’ll face the Great Danes on Wednesday to make up their March 11 contest, which was postponed for inclement weather.