The Northern Illinois Huskies are ranked No. 16 in the current Associated Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Polls released this afternoon. Northern Illinois is fresh off a thrilling 44-37 win over No. 17 Kent State in Friday's Marathon MAC Football Championship game. The win for the Huskies was the second consecutive football championship for the program.
Northern Illinois is 12-1 overall and await the BCS Standings, which will be released tonight at 8:30 pm ET.