After beating Illinois 24-14 on Saturday, the ‘Cats moved 4 spots in the AP to No. 13.
The No. 13 ranking equals the highest ranking the ‘Cats have had all season. Northwestern was No. 13 when they took on Michigan at the Big House.
The ‘Cats jumped Navy, Oklahoma State, Florida and Michigan all of whom lost on Saturday. NU needs to be in the Top 11 of the College Football Playoff rankings, so the ‘Cats do have an outside shot at a New Year’s Six bowl.