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Hoosiers climb to No. 9 in AP poll

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After blanking Michigan State on the road, Indiana is on the climb

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 Indiana at Michigan State Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not only are the Hoosiers staying inside the top 10, they’re moving up one spot.

Indiana enters this week at No. 9 in the latest Associated Press top 25, marking the program’s best ranking since appearing at No. 4 on Nov. 27, 1967. This is also the first time since Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, 1967 that IU is ranked in the top 10 in consecutive weeks.

As opposed to the Amway Coaches Poll, there was some movement inside the top 10 of the AP poll. Miami dropped three spots to No. 12, paving a pathway for IU to climb. Wisconsin also made a jump, ascending three places to No. 10.

Indiana’s 4-0 start to conference play is its best start since 1987 (4-0) and tied for the second-best in school history (1967, 5-0). For the first time since the 1993 season, the Hoosiers have won their first two league road games.

Here’s how the rest of the top 25 looks:

  1. Alabama
    2. Notre Dame
    3. Ohio State
    4. Clemson
    5. Texas A&M
    6. Florida
    7. Cincinnati
    8. BYU
    9. Indiana
    10. Wisconsin
    11. Oregon
    12. Miami
    13. Georgia
    14. Oklahoma State
    15. Coastal Carolina
    15. Marshall
    17. Iowa State
    18. Oklahoma
    19. Northwestern
    20. USC
    21. Liberty
    22. Texas
    23. Auburn
    24. Louisiana-Lafayette
    25. Tulsa

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 101, SMU 20, Utah 17, Washington 15, Arizona State 9, Boise State 6, San Jose State 5, Appalachian State 5, Nevada 3, Iowa 2, Buffalo 1, UCF 1