Now 5-1 on the season, Duke football is getting some love in the polls.
In the newly released rankings today, the Blue Devils received three votes in the AP Poll and 10 points in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll after beating Virginia 42-17 Saturday and moving within one game of the team’s first bowl berth since 1994.
UPDATED (3:03 p.m.): The last time Duke received any votes in either poll was in 2010 when it received three points in the Nov. 1 Coaches’ Poll. Prior to that the Blue Devils got votes in a 2008 Coaches’ poll and were given courtesy votes in the Coaches’ Poll by former Duke head coach and current South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, who gave them 25th place votes in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 preseason polls.
The last time the Blue Devils were actually ranked in the AP Poll was January 2, 1995 when they played in their last bowl game—a 34-20 loss to Wisconsin.
Two ACC teams were ranked in this week’s AP Poll with Florida State slipping to No. 11 after losing to N.C. State and Clemson coming in at No. 16. With the upset, N.C. State received 17 votes as the fourth and final member of the ACC to appear in the rankings. Michigan clocked in at No. 25 this weekend with 82 votes.
Iowa State ranks No. 25 in the Coaches’ Poll with 73 points.