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Gophers enter AP Top 25 Poll for first time since 2014

Minnesota offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap Jr., left, reaches back to congratulate running back Rodney Smith after Smith scored a touchdown against Nebraska during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Minneapolis. Photo: AP/Stacy Bengs
Minnesota offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap Jr., left, reaches back to congratulate running back Rodney Smith after Smith scored a touchdown against Nebraska during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Updated: October 13, 2019 01:42 PM

The Gophers football team is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 2014.

Minnesota is ranked No. 20 in the newly releases Associated Press Poll and are also No. 20 in the Coaches Poll.

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This is the first time that Minnesota is ranked in the AP Poll since 2014 when it was ranked No. 22 on Nov. 23, 2014. It's the highest ranking for Minnesota since it was also slotted at No. 20 on Nov. 1, 2008. 

The Gophers are 6-0 this season after beating Nebraska 34-7 Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium. Dating back to last season, Minnesota has won eight straight games for the first time since 1949.

The Gophers are one of 12 undefeated teams left in division-one college football.

Minnesota plays at Rutgers on Saturday and then host Maryland on Oct. 26. 

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