Hoosiers receiving votes in coaches, AP polls

As expected, Indiana is on the radar of top 25 voters coming into the 2020 football season.

In both this week’s coaches and Associated Press polls, the Hoosiers received a handful of voting points. Five, to be exact, in the Amway Coaches Poll, while they received four in the AP.

That puts IU just ahead of Texas in the AP poll, garnering the second-fewest points among teams that are receiving votes.

But the Hoosiers will have a chance to pick up more votes, depending on how they play this first week of the season. IU is getting No. 8 Penn State out of the gate Saturday. After a road trip to Rutgers, the Hoosiers are then slated to play No. 18 Michigan.

Coming off of an eight-win season, there are heightened expectations for what the Hoosiers can do on the field. But merely receiving votes isn’t as big of a deal at this point. Last season, the Hoosiers snapped their streak outside of the top 25 with a win over Northwestern in Week 9.

Before that move up to No. 24 in the country in 2019,  IU hadn’t been ranked since 1994.