Gophers Receive Votes in Both Top-25 Polls After Nail-Biting Win vs SDSU

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The latest CFB rankings came out today and the Gophers football team received two top 25 votes in the new AP Top 25 and three in the coaches poll. That’s 5 less votes in the AP and 2 more in the Coaches, compared to the week prior. 

Coming off of a too-close-for-comfort game against one of FCS’ best, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, it’s nice to see these polls acknowledge that SDSU was no cake-walk (like the South Alabama Jaguars should have been for the far less talented Nebraska Cornhuskers). 

However, the Gophers will have their hands full once again on Saturday night in Fresno, California, where they take on the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Gophers barely beat the Bulldogs at TCF last season. If the Gophers are able to beat Fresno, they’d certainly receive more votes next week. An added bonus would be Nebraska struggling or maybe even losing to the powerhouse that is the Colorado Buffaloes.

The Gophers havn’t been ranked since the 2014 season, when they were ranked 22 in the country.  This was when David Cobb, Max Williams, and Mitch Leidner were leading the team. 

This is by far P.J. Fleck’s most talented team, since arriving in Minnesota. With worthy NFL talent on both sides of the ball. Senior leaders Tyler Johnson and Carter Coughlin will look to carry young Sophomore Quarterback Tanner Morgan and the rest of the Gophers while rowing the boat to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California. 

Cam Thompson | Minnesota Sports Fan

 

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