I'm sure we've all seen the new polls, and this week, the 5-1 Gophers got only one vote in the Coaches Poll and didn't get a single vote in the AP Poll.
Tell me this isn't BS...the other Big 10 teams that are in the AP poll are Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan State. Now, PSU is undefeated and Michigan State has the same 5-1 record as us but I am still not impressed with the Buckeyes. Or at least not enough to think they deserve to be in the top 12/15 every week. In their 2 games against ranked teams, they first get destroyed by USC, and then they barely beat Wisconsin. Also, their performances in their early non-conference games we're not nearly impressive or dominant as Minnesota's.
In the Gophers' first 4 games, they won all 4 of them, outscoring their opponents 145-70. The week after that, they take on the as ever ranked Buckeyes, and Ohio State, won but again didn't dominate (dominating meaning more than 2 scores) a team they were expected to beat. After that, Minnesota bounced back and beat Indiana, a team they were again predicted to lose to.
Am I saying the Gophers are clearly better than the Buckeyes? No, they're both 5-1. Am I saying it's fair that Ohio State should be in the Top 25 every week while Minnesota gets one vote in both polls combined? Yes.