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

Not a lot of respect for a team going in the right direction.

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.  

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