You are poll dancing. We are poll dancing. Everywhere you look, people are poll dancing. That’s because Indiana has now claimed a spot in both major college football polls after Saturday’s edge-of-your-seat overtime result against Penn State.
The Hoosiers start the week at No. 17 in the Associated Press top 25, the program’s highest appearance in the AP listing since Nov. 2, 1993. It also marks the second consecutive year that Indiana has appeared in the Associated Press rankings. This, after a 25-year absence.
Indiana’s program has appeared in the AP rankings in consecutive years only four times since 1987.
The top 20 is even more unfamiliar territory for the Hoosiers, who were ranked as high as No. 24 last November, and previously saw the inside of the AP rankings from their spot at No. 25 in 1994. They were ranked as high as No. 17 on Nov. 2, 1993, but never climbed any higher.
IU’s highest ranking in school history is No. 4, which they hit in 1967 and 1945.
On the other side of Saturday’s game, Penn State dropped 10 spots to No. 18. With IU’s emergence, the Big Ten has five teams included inside this week’s top 25, including No. 3 Ohio State, No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 13 Michigan.
Here’s the full look at the poll:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Oklahoma State
- Texas A&M
- North Carolina
- Kansas State
- Penn State
- Coastal Carolina
- Iowa State
- Boise State
Received votes: Memphis 105, Liberty 85, Tulsa 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 50, Army 44, Auburn 41, Minnesota 40, Utah 36, Northwestern 20, Washington 15, Arkansas 15, Purdue 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, California 4, Boston College 2, Texas 2, San Diego State 1