Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
The undefeated Gophers inch closer to the Top 10
The Minnesota Golden Gophers continue their climb up the rankings, checking in at No. 13 in both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll. Head coach P.J. Fleck and co. landed there after defeating Maryland 52-10 on Saturday to improve to 8-0 for the first time since 1941.
Minnesota is the third-highest ranked team in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State and Penn State. The Buckeyes are ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll, and the Nittany Lions are at No. 5 in both polls. Michigan moved up to No. 14 (AP) and No. 15 (Coaches) after walloping Notre Dame by a score of 45-14. Wisconsin dropped to No. 18 (AP) and No. 17 (Coaches) after their 38-7 loss to Ohio State. Iowa sits at No. 19 in both polls.
No. 13 Minnesota will rest up during their bye week before a showdown with No. 5 Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 9, at TCF Bank Stadium that will represent their biggest test of the season.