For the first time since 2011 Nebraska is ranked in the nation’s top ten. The Huskers (5-0) have climbed to number 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 heading into Saturday’s Big Ten game at Indiana.
“I think it is great to be in the top ten”, said Husker coach Mike Riley. “That is where we want to grow and get better. From starting outside of it to getting where we are right now is very good.”
Riley says the Huskers must be focused on improvement because the seven teams remaining on The Huskers’ schedule all have winning records this week.
Senior offensive lineman Dylan Utter says being ranked in the top ten was one of their goals for the season.
“That’s sweet”, said Utter. “Being a top ten team was one of our goals but we are trying not to stop there and we want to keep winning. No matter what the ranking is as long as we are going out there and playing our best football that is what matters most.”
Nebraska joins second ranked Ohio State, fourth ranked Michigan and number eight Wisconsin the top ten. It is the first time since 1960 the Big Ten has had four teams ranked in the top ten.