Gophers Crack AP Top-25 Poll

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After a dominating 34-7 victory over the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota Gophers have finally convinced the college football media world that they deserve a spot in the Associated Press top-25 poll, debuting Sunday at #21.

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. USC
  7. Kentucky
  8. Tennessee
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. North Carolina State
  11. Penn State
  12. Utah
  13. Oregon
  14. Ole Miss
  15. Washington
  16. Baylor
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Oklahoma
  19. BYU
  20. Arkansas
  21. Minnesota
  22. Wake Forest
  23. Florida State
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Kansas State

It’s the first time the Gophers have been ranked in the AP Top-25 since the 2020 season. Next Saturday, Minnesota will welcome Purdue to Huntington Bank Stadium, when they’ll have a chance to climb even higher.

The USA Today Coaches Poll also released on Sunday. There, the Minnesota Gophers debuted at #23 in the country.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan