In case you were wondering if we'd pop back into the top 3 this Sunday, you need to wait one more week:
FYI: Associated Press poll voters have been informed by @ralphDrussoAP at AP that pollsters should not include Big Ten teams on this Sunday's ballots. Could change by the week after. No easy way to do this. Awaiting Big Ten schedule release.
— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) September 18, 2020
This is actually being consistent, as their official policy is that after the preseason poll "only teams scheduled to play this fall" will be included. Since we don't have a schedule yet, we're not technically scheduled to play. Semantics, but oh well. After the past month we have bigger fish to fry.