Nebraska continues to move up in the polls, coming in at No. 10 in the latest AP Poll. The ranking was released Monday morning.
Updated AP Top 10:
2. Ohio St
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This is the first time the Huskers have been ranked in the top ten since the first week of November in 2011. This is also the first time since 1960 that four teams from the Big Ten are ranked in the top 10. Joining Nebraska from the Big Ten are Ohio State (No. 2), Michigan (No. 4) and Wisconsin (No. 8).
How does the team view the rankings? Kicker Drew Brown said during Monday’s press conference that it’s not something the Huskers worry about. “It’s just a number,” he said.
Riley agreed, but also said it’s nice to be back in the top 10.
“We certainly don’t have to back down or try to skirt around that because that’s exactly what we want to do is continue to grow in the polls and win games,” Riley said.
Nebraska is also ranked No. 9 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll. To see the full AP Top 25 Poll, click here.
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