Toledo’s 37-7 victory over Arkansas State Saturday night caught the attention of college football writers, as the Rockets (3-0) picked up 68 points in the latest Associated Press writers’ poll, leaving them just one spot outside the Top 25.
Toledo is listed at No. 26, just one place behind Florida (140 points) and ahead of Oregon (64), Arizona (48), Boise State (38), Iowa (37) and Texas Tech (36).
The Rockets also moved up in the USA Today coaches’ poll, picking up 15 points after having just two points a week earlier.
The last time Toledo was ranked was Oct. 29, 2012. UT was 8-1 at the time with an eight-game winning streak, its only loss in overtime at Arizona in the season opener.
Toledo will play at Ball State Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mid-American Conference opener for UT. Ball State (2-2, 1-0 MAC) was narrowly beaten, 24-19, at No. 16 Northwestern Saturday.