Maryland moved up to #7 from #11 and Virginia dropped from #16 to #18 in Bike Leagues 2014 Bike Friendly States rankings announced last week.
Maryland moved up in part because of added bicycle education for police and bicycle safety emphasis in strategic highway safety planning. The League has some feedback for them, like recommendations that they drop the mandatory bike lane law, expand education efforts and spend more money on implementing the state's bike plan.
Virginia dropped because of decreased funding and lack of infrastructure. Among other things, the League recommends a anti-dooring law, a vulnerable road user law and Complete Streets policy.
DC does not get ranked in this, since they're ranked with other cities.