October 31, 2014

Huskers deserve to be out of the Top 25 (Big Red Report)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers 2nd half collapse was not the type of performance you would expect from a Top 25 team. The pollsters agreed, as NU and TCU are the only two teams dropped from the AP poll. The Huskers, 23rd last week, are unranked after losing to UCLA, 41-21. The Bruins scored the final 38 points.

Since Nebraska’s record streak of 348 consecutive poll appearances ended in September 2002, there have been only two seasons (2010, 2011) in which the Huskers have been ranked every week, starting in the preseason.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Ohio State remains 4th overall.  Michigan dropped to 15th after hanging on for a last second victory, 28-24 over Akron. Northwestern is 18th and Wisconsin falls to 24th after a weird finish against Arizona State.

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