The Indiana football program continues its great season and have showed up in the top 25 of the coaches and AP poll this week.
It has been a season to remember for the Indiana football program, and on Sunday the Hoosiers received enough votes to be included in the top 25 in the coaches poll, at No. 25 receiving 123 votes, and No. 24 in the AP Poll, receiving 108 votes.
After a bye week this weekend, and sitting at No. 27 in the coaches poll and No. 28 in the AP Poll, there were multiple teams towards the backend of the rankings that lost, making way for Indiana.
Wake Forest, Kansas State, and San Diego State all ranked between 20 and 24, lost on Saturday and fell out of the top 25, while the Hoosiers, Appalachian State, and Texas all slid up at least two spots to be included in this week’s poll – Appalachian State sits at No. 26 in the AP Poll.
Before Sunday, the Hoosiers held the longest streak amongst Power 5 schools between weeks in the top 25, being excluded since September of 1994.
While it is time to celebrate, it is also time to focus on a huge matchup this upcoming week.
Indiana, sitting at 7-2 on the season, now heads into the matchup against Penn State on Saturday in a matchup of ranked opponents, something you can rarely say when it comes to Indiana football.
Tom Allen, who took over the program three years ago, has completely turned around the IU program, and after two 5-7 seasons to start his tenure, has made this season a year or breaking streaks.
With three weeks left in the 2019 regular season, Indiana will also take on Michigan and Purdue, in addition to the Nittany Lions, in hopes of getting its first eight win season since 1993.
It is still unknown whether or not Indiana will be ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings, but regardless, this is a great accomplishment for the entire program.