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Northwestern receiving votes in Week 2 AP poll

The Wildcats are essentially ranked 28th in the country after Week 1.

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

After missing out on the top 25 in the Week 2 Coaches Poll, Northwestern also fell short of the AP top 25. But as they did in the Coaches Poll, the Wildcats received plenty of top 25 votes from the media.

Northwestern came in at No. 28 in the AP Poll, receiving 72 votes. Among those not in the top 25, NU was behind only Wisconsin and BYU.

Here's a look at both the AP and Coaches Polls:

AP Coaches
1 Ohio State (61) Ohio State (63)
2 Alabama Alabama (1)
4 Baylor Baylor
5 Michigan State Oregon
6 Auburn Michigan State
7 Oregon Auburn
8 USC Florida State
9 Notre Dame Georgia
10 Georgia USC
11 Florida State Notre Dame
12 Clemson Clemson
14 LSU Ole Miss
15 Georgia Tech LSU
16 Texas A&M Georgia Tech
17 Ole Miss Oklahoma
18 Arkansas Arkansas
19 Oklahoma Texas A&M
20 Boise State Arizona
21 Missouri Missouri
22 Arizona Boise State
23 Tennessee Tennessee
24 Utah Wisconsin
25 Mississippi State Utah

And here is the "Others Receiving Votes" section of the AP Poll:

The points system works as follows: All voters submit their top 25. A team is considered to have received one vote if one voter ranks them at No. 25, two votes if a voter ranks them at No. 24, and so on (25 votes if a voter ranks them at No. 1).

Some voters release their ballots individually. Here are a few people who had Northwestern in their top 25s:

As was the case in the Coaches Poll, Northwestern jumped well ahead of Stanford.