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Three Purdue Opponents Ranked in Preseason Top-25 Coaches Poll

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Two of them were ranked in the Top-10.

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Purdue Football hasn’t been ranked in a preseason poll since 2005, where they started the season ranked #13 and finished unranked with a 5-6 record. In addition, Purdue hasn’t been ranked since Week 7 of the 2007 season, and hasn’t received a single vote in either AP or Coaches polls since Week 5 of the 2012 season.

So it really wasn’t a surprise when Purdue wasn’t listed in the Coaches Preseason Poll for the 2017 season (unless you’ve been in a coma since 2005). Despite this, three of Purdue’s opponents were ranked in this poll, two of them within the Top 10:

#9 Michigan (home)
#10 Wisconsin (road)
#17 Louisville (neutral site)

In addition to these three teams, four Purdue opponents were not ranked but still received votes:

Northwestern (25 votes)
Nebraska (23 votes)
Minnesota (6 votes)
Iowa (5 votes)

Purdue’s schedule certainly looks a bit daunting, especially for first year head coach, Jeff Brohm, who now opens his Purdue career against #17 Louisville and defending Heisman Champion, Lamar Jackson.

Here’s the full ranking (B1G and Purdue opponents in bold):

#1 Alabama
#2 Ohio State
#3 Florida State
#4 USC
#5 Clemson
#6 Penn State
#7 Washington
#8 Oklahoma
#9 Michigan
#10 Wisconsin
#11 Oklahoma State
#12 LSU
#13 Auburn
#14 Stanford
#15 Georgia
#16 Florida
#17 Louisville
#18 Miami
#19 Kansas State
#20 West Virginia
#21 South Florida
#22 Virginia Tech
#23 Texas
#24 Tennessee
#25 Utah