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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 8: Minnesota not ranked in AP top 25

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are not ranked in the Associated Press top 25 after losing to Northwestern.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

For the eighth consecutive week, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are not ranked in the Associated Press top 25.

The Golden Gophers fell to 4-2 on Saturday with their second consecutive loss. After starting 4-0 in the non-conference portion of the schedule, Minnesota has lost its first two Big Ten games. Even when they were 4-0, Minnesota was off the AP radar as it didn't receive a vote at any point this season.

Now, with back-to-back losses, Minnesota is likely a ways off from receiving votes in the poll. While Minnesota isn't ranked, two Big Ten teams are ranked in the Week 8 poll. Ohio State improved to 7-0 with a win over Indiana and moved up one spot in the AP poll and are now No. 7. Michigan dominated Indiana 45-0 and moved up two spots to No. 23.

Here's this week's entire AP Top 25 poll:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1,500
2 Oregon 1,436
3 Florida 1,361
4 Kansas State 1,296
5 Notre Dame 1,283
6 LSU 1,153
7 Ohio State 1,071
8 Oregon State 1,050
9 South Carolina 1,042
10 Oklahoma 994
11 USC 874
12 Florida State 836
13 Georgia 753
14 Clemson 673
15 Mississippi State 591
16 Louisville 574
17 West Virginia 552
18 Texas Tech 444
19 Rutgers 405
20 Texas A&M 379
21 Cincinnati 294
22 Stanford 242
23 Michigan 177
24 Boise State 133
25 Ohio 104

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