Indiana ties impressive school record with latest AP Poll ranking
Indiana’s strong and perhaps somewhat surprising season continued on Saturday with a 14-6 win over Wisconsin. With the win, the Hoosiers are now No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.
They are one of two Big Ten teams in the poll’s top 10, joining Ohio State who is No. 3.
It is a big deal for Indiana, with the Hoosiers now ranked for seven straight weeks, tying a school record.
No. 8 in the nation!#IUFB comes in at No. 8 in the @AP_Top25 this week, the fourth time in the top-10 this season.
Hoosiers match school record with the seventh-straight week the team has been ranked in the AP poll. pic.twitter.com/qmakUup2sv
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) December 6, 2020
Impressively, Indiana beat Wisconsin while starting their backup quarterback, Jack Tuttle, who had thrown just five passes all season before this weekend. Tuttle, a transfer from Utah, was also making his first collegiate start.
Wisconsin came into the game No. 16 and 2-1 on the season, giving the Hoosiers another impressive win this season. Now 6-1, Indiana’s only loss came three weeks ago, a 42-35 loss at Ohio State.
The Big Ten has a total of five teams in the poll. Northwestern is No. 15 and Iowa checks in at No. 19. With the loss, Wisconsin drops to No. 25.
Indiana closes out the season this weekend by hosting Purdue, who has lost four straight games.