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IU snubbed in coaches poll

At the very least, this blog thought they’d get more than one (1!) vote

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Maryland at Indiana Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been 51 years since Indiana football last entered the regular season ranked inside the top 25.

51 years and counting.

Given all the production returning from last fall’s eight-win team, it seemed Indiana had a shot to open the season inside the top 25. Instead, the Hoosiers picked up only one (1) vote in the Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday.

Should IU do its part on the field — assuming there are opportunities to do so — climbing into the poll might not be hard for the Hoosiers. Six Big Ten teams landed inside the poll, including season-opening opponent Wisconsin at No. 12. Ohio State placed at No. 2, Penn State is No. 7, Michigan is No. 15, Minnesota is No. 18 and Iowa is No. 23. Of that group, all but Iowa are featured on IU’s updated 2020 schedule.

Here’s how the full poll looks:

  1. Clemson (38)
  2. Ohio State (17)
  3. Alabama (4)
  4. Georgia
  5. LSU (6)
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Penn State
  8. Florida
  9. Oregon
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Auburn
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Texas
  15. Michigan
  16. Oklahoma State
  17. USC
  18. Minnesota
  19. North Carolina
  20. Utah
  21. Central Florida
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Iowa
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Iowa State

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 111; Boise State 111; Arizona State 88; Kentucky 73; Memphis 71; Baylor 66; Washington 65; Louisville 62; Miami 58; Appalachian State 31; Navy 17; Virginia 13; Air Force 12; Mississippi State 9; Texas Christian 7; Washington State 6; Tulane 5; California 5; UL Lafayette 3; Southern Methodist 3; Nebraska 3; Stanford 2; Pittsburgh 1; Kansas State 1; Indiana 1; Duke 1.

Wait. Rutger West got three votes? What?

Mehh, there’s always the Associated Press poll.