Gophers Football: Minnesota receives votes, while Nebraska gets bumped from polls


Oct 26, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Jason Ankrah (9) looks down after giving up a touchdown in the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 34-23. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Upsetting previously No. 24 Nebraska earned the Minnesota Golden Gophers four votes in the AP Top 25 and six votes in the USA Today Poll this week while the Cornhuskers were bumped from the list.

This is the second time this season the Gophers have received a vote in either poll. The last time Minnesota received votes was week 5 of this year when they picked up a vote in the USA Today Poll. Prior to this season,  Minnesota last picked up 11 votes in the USA Today Poll after beating Syracuse at home to extend an unbeaten record to 4-0.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State round out 22 through 24 on the AP rankings, and Ohio State maintains its No. 4 spot for another week.

Jerry Kill’s former team, Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference, is No. 21 and have compiled an 8-0 second which includes victories over Iowa and Purdue on the road.

Minnesota has four games remaining on the schedule, including two against currently ranked opponents. Next weekend, the Gophers will be in Bloomington, Ind. before hosting Penn State the following week. The last two games will be against Wisconsin and Michigan State.

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