Undefeated Gophers still not ranked in the AP Top-25 poll

Not a lot of respect for a team going in the right direction.
Author:
Publish date:

Saturday's blowout win over Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium wasn't enough to convince the voters that the undefeated Gophers belong in the Associated Press Top-25 poll

Coming in at No. 26 is Minnesota (5-0), making them one of only two remaining unbeaten teams in the FBS who aren't in the top 25. The other: Appalachian State (4-0). 

In all, there are 16 undefeated teams in the FBS, so 14 of them are in the AP Top-25 poll, and Minnesota is the only undefeated team from a power five conference that isn't ranked. 

The Gophers are ranked in the USA Today Coaches' Poll – barely – as the 25th-ranked team in the country. 

Minnesota is 5-0 for the first time since 2004 and can make it 6-0 with a home victory over Nebraska on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. A win there and the Gophers have a very real chance of starting 8-0 as they finish October with games at Rutgers and at home against Maryland. 

November is when the schedule gets daunting against No. 10 Penn State, No. 17 Iowa, Northwestern and No. 7 Wisconsin.  

Next Up

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

Avante Dickerson

Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.

1024px-Crock_pot

For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Related

Gophers crack AP Top-25 poll; massive favorites over Rutgers

Minnesota is favored to demolish Rutgers this weekend.

Gophers basketball, Brandon Johnson

Upset over Iowa vaults Gophers into AP Top 25 poll

There are nine teams from the Big Ten in the top 25.

Liam Robbins

Gophers rise in Associated Press Top 25 poll

The Gophers are one of seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25 poll.

Tanner Morgan

Gopher football ranked in preseason coaches top-25 poll

There are five Big Ten teams ranked higher than Minnesota.

Gophers have 4 opponents ranked in preseason Coaches Poll

Minnesota does not face the two Big Ten teams in the top 10 of the poll.

Sam Renner, P.J. Fleck

Gophers move up to 24th in latest AP Poll

The Gophers open against Michigan on Oct. 24.