For the first time since 2008, the Wildcats are a nationally ranked team. NU cracked the USA Today coaches' poll this week at No. 25 after beating Minnesota 29-28 Saturday. The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 5-0 and NU won its eighth consecutive regular-season game. The last time NU was nationally ranked was Dec. 7, 2008 when the Wildcats were No. 20 at the end of the regular season.
Northwestern is nationally ranked
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