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.