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Hoosiers return to top 10 of AP poll

Saturday’s win over Maryland — and losses by Oregon and Northwestern — helped IU climb back to No. 10

NCAA Football: Indiana at Ohio State Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

After spending the past week on the outside looking in, Indiana has climbed back into the top 10.

IU moved up two spots to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, taking advantage of losses by Oregon and Northwestern. Just like in the Amway Coaches Poll, the Ducks’ loss to Oregon State this week hurt them with AP voters, who moved Oregon 12 spots back to No. 21. Michigan State’s win over Northwestern, which had been No. 11, also helped clear a path.

The Hoosiers are ranked in the AP poll for the sixth consecutive week, the longest stretch for the program since 1987. IU has also been ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll three times this year, the most for the school since it spent five weeks inside the top 10 during the 1967 season.

The Big Ten has five teams in the AP rankings this week. Ohio State stayed put at No. 3, Northwestern fell five spots to No. 16, Wisconsin kept its spot at No. 18 and Iowa appeared at No. 24.

Here’s how the full poll looks. The College Football Playoff rankings will be out on Tuesday.

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