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IU climbs to No. 8 in AP rankings, No. 9 in Coaches poll

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Indiana is a top 10 team in both Sunday polls. Hear that, CFP committee?

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An eight-team College Football Playoff sounds perfect right now.

That’s because Indiana is slotted at No. 8 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, the program’s highest appearance of the season. It’s a climb of two spots for the Hoosiers, who went into Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday and held Wisconsin to a pair of field goals in a 14-6 victory.

There was no movement in the top seven of the AP poll, while BYU’s loss at Coastal Carolina cleared a path for Indiana to make a move. IU is one of five Big Ten teams ranked inside the top 25 this week, a list that includes No. 3 Ohio State, No. 15 Northwestern, No. 19 Iowa and the No. 25 Badgers.

Indiana also jumped inside the top 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday, appearing at No. 9 in this week’s rankings. That’s a two-spot bump from where the Hoosiers appeared last week.

At this point, though, these rankings are merely nice to have. It’s CFP season, and the real question is whether Indiana will move into the top 10 of those rankings come Tuesday evening.

In the meantime, here’s how both polls look:

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

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

AMWAY COACHES POLL

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