The Gophers haven't cracked the AP Top 25 since 2008, and they're still waiting, after receiving enough votes Sunday to rank No. 28.
But the Gophers did move into the Top 25 in the Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 24. They were ranked No. 23 in the Coaches Poll last Nov. 17, when they were 8-2, before losing to Wisconsin.
They are 6-1 now and coming off a comeback victory over Purdue. They'll be favored to win again next week at Illinois.