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Upset over Iowa vaults Gophers into AP Top 25 poll

There are nine teams from the Big Ten in the top 25.
Gophers basketball, Brandon Johnson

An 8-1 start to the season including an upset win over previously fourth-ranked Iowa has landed the Minnesota Gophers men's basketball team in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since December 2017. 

The new poll, released Monday, ranks the Gophers No. 21. Iowa, after the 102-95 overtime loss to Minnesota, fell to No. 10. 

Minnesota is now one of nine teams from the Big Ten ranked in the top 25: 

  • #6 - Wisconsin
  • #10 - Iowa
  • #14 - Rutgers
  • #15 - Illinois
  • #16 - Michigan
  • #17 - Michigan State
  • #19 - Northwestern
  • #21 - Minnesota
  • #25 - Ohio State

The Gophers will be busy over the next seven days with three games against ranked Big Ten opponents. They host Michigan State Monday night, play at Wisconsin on New Year's Day (Friday) and then host Ohio State on Sunday. 

Monday's game against the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans tips off at 7:01 p.m. and will be televised on Big Ten Network. 

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