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IU football: Hoosiers move up to No. 9 after shutout win over Michigan State, set for top-10 showdown

(Update:  IU moved up a spot to No. 9 in the latest AP Poll)

A top ten showdown is on the slate for week five.

And when it comes to the national polls, IU continues to make history.

The Hoosiers are ranked inside the top 10 for the first time in more than 50 years, coming in at No. 9 in the latest AP media poll released on Sunday.

It is the team’s best spot in the poll since being ranked No. 4 on Nov. 27, 1967.  The Hoosiers are also ranked in the top-10 of the AP poll in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, 1967.

Indiana remained No. 10 in the latest college football coaches poll released on Sunday after their 24-0 win over Michigan State.

The No. 10 coaches ranking remains as the program’s highest ever spot in that poll, which started in 1992.

Indiana is the second highest ranked Big Ten team in both polls, trailing only No. 3 Ohio State.  The Buckeyes had the week off after their game against Maryland was cancelled.  Indiana (4-0) owns a half game lead over Ohio State (3-0) in the Big Ten East.

Wisconsin (10/12) and Northwestern (19/20) are the only other ranked league teams.

IU also finds itself ahead of traditional national power programs like Georgia, Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas, and Tennessee.

Indiana will face Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus.  The noon ET kickoff will be televised on Fox.

It will be Indiana’s first game where both teams were ranked in the top ten since the 1967 Rose Bowl.

See also: Michigan State game story | Tom Allen post-game | Players post-game | Michigan State Report Card

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