Minnesota moved up to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released today after its 42-7 road win at Rutgers on Saturday. The Gophers are ranked No. 16 in the Coaches Poll, which was also released today.
Minnesota entered the AP Poll at No. 20 last week and this week's ranking of No. 17 is the highest Minnesota has been ranked in the poll since it was No. 13 on Oct. 3, 2004.
Prior to this season, Minnesota was last ranked in the AP Poll on Nov. 23, 2014, when it was No. 22.
Dating back to last season, Minnesota has won nine straight games (the last time Minnesota won nine straight games was during the 1941-42 seasons), which is tied for the fourth longest winning streak in the nation. Clemson has the longest winning streak at 22 games and is followed by Ohio State (13) and Appalachian State (12). Minnesota follows at nine wins and is tied with Baylor.
The Gophers are one of 10 undefeated teams in college football are 7-0 for the first time since 1960. Minnesota is 4-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1967 and is 11-2 in its last 13 games.
Minnesota hosts Maryland on Oct. 26 and tickets are still available.