Minnesota's 44-38 loss to Michigan State put a serious dent in the Gophers' Big Ten title hopes. But according to the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, the Gophers are still one of the best teams in the country. Minnesota heads to Illinois Saturday ranked No. 24 in the latest poll, released Sunday.
The Gophers are also one of seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25. Here is a look at where the rest of the Big Ten teams are ranked in both the USA Today/ESPN and Associated Press polls.
Michigan State (4-0, 7-1) – No. 12 USA Today/ESPN; No. 11 AP
Last week – defeated Minnesota 44-38; Up next – Michigan (Nov. 1)
Purdue (3-0, 6-1) – No. 10 USA Today/ESPN; No. 10 AP
Last week – defeated Wisconsin 26-23; Up next – at Michigan Saturday
Michigan (3-1, 6-2) – No. 15 USA Today/ESPN; No. 13 AP
Last week – defeated Illinois 56-14; Up next – vs. Purdue Saturday
Wisconsin (3-1, 6-2) – No. 17 USA Today/ESPN; No. 20 AP
Last week – lost to Purdue 26-23; Up next – at Northwestern
Ohio State (2-1, 6-1) – No. 8 USA Today/ESPN; No. 8 AP
Last week – defeated Iowa 19-10; Up next – at Indiana Saturday
Minnesota (2-2, 6-2) – No. 24 USA Today/ESPN; AP – not ranked
Last week – lost to Michigan State 44-38; Up next – at Illinois
Iowa – (1-2, 5-2) – No. 16 USA Today/ESPN; No. 16 AP
Last week – lost to Ohio State 19-10; Up next – vs. Penn State Saturday
Despite loss, Gophers still ranked nationally
Gopher Illustrated Top Stories
Focus on 16-17: Bakary KonateBakary Konate started at center last winter for the Gophers as a true sophomore season. Konate gained 22 minutes of experience on average. Konate is the subject of today’s focus.
Gopher Illustrated1:19 PM
GI GIF Rewind 2nd half: Colorado StateGopherIllustrated takes a look at Minnesota's win over Colorado State 31-24 through GIF's of the plays that mattered in the second half.
Gopher Illustrated7:30 AM
JUCO safety Jaquarius Landrews commits to MN2017 Mississippi junior college safety Jaquarius Landrews discusses his Minnesota commitment with GopherIllustrated.
Gopher IllustratedYesterday at 10:00 PM
Focus on 16-17: Davonte FitzgeraldNext up in the Focus Series is transfer Davonte Fitzgerald. What he is expected to bring to the University of Minnesota next year? The past two seasons Fitzgerald has been a…
Gopher IllustratedYesterday at 1:51 PM