You might not have had faith. But we had faith. We knew that Gophers football coach Tim Brewster's assertion that "I with all my heart believe we should and could be 4-0" would not go to waste and that someone would believe him.

That time, folks, is now. Because as you can very plainly see by that graphic, the Gophers are ranked No. 5 in a very influential list of 10. They are ahead of Ohio State, Wisconsin ... heck, they're ahead of every Big Ten school.

It is only the truly negative among us that would point out that this list honors the "Bottom 10" teams in college football.

Ouch. H/T to colleague Casey C.