Indiana didn’t appear in the AP’s top 25 poll for 25 years.

That changed earlier this week when the Hoosiers got tabbed with a No. 24 ranking. It is the talk of the town for Indiana. The Hoosiers are finally ranked.

And, that should be the talk of the town. When something finally happens after a 25-year drought, it should be talked about.

Nobody thought the Hoosiers would be ranked in the top 25 this season and nobody thought they would be 7-2 through their first nine games. However, they are ranked and they are 7-2.

RELATED: Indiana’s 25-year drought from being ranked came to an end

On Monday, Hoosiers coach Tom Allen talked about the ranking the team has earned:

Here are Stevie Scott and Tiawan Mullen on the Hoosiers’ ranking:

Allen and the players are right here. The top 25 ranking is amazing. It should be celebrated. However, when it comes to game day, the number next to the team’s name means nothing. You have to go out and play.

That’s why there are upsets in sports.

Indiana has a chance to pull off an upset of its own this week when it takes on an 8-1 Penn State team that just lost its first game of the season. The Nittany Lions will be hungry to win again. Indiana isn’t blind to that fact.

Indiana-Penn State is slated for a noon ET kickoff on Saturday at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium. The game will be televised on ABC.