Pitt is now 5-1, 3-0 in the ACC, first place in Coastal Division, #25 in the country. Chris Peak on covering the win at Georgia Tech, defense stepping up in second half. Tyler Boyd with huge game.


Off to its best start in six years, Pitt broke into the new Associated Press Top 25 rankings released today.

The Panthers entered the poll at No. 25 following their stirring 31-28 victory at Georgia Tech. Pitt is now 5-1 under first-year head coach Pat Narduzzi, its best start since the 2009 season. The Panthers are 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and own first place in the Coastal Division.

Pitt’s lone loss came at Iowa, ranked No. 12 with a 7-0 record this week. The Hawkeyes kicked a 57-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Panthers.

This week’s poll marks Pitt’s first in-season appearance in the AP Top 25 since the 2009 season. The Panthers finished No. 15 that year with a 10-3 record.

Pitt was No. 15 in the AP’s 2010 preseason poll but fell out following an opening loss and had not been ranked since.

Pitt will play its fifth road game in seven weeks when it travels to Syracuse (3-3, 1-1) this Saturday, October 24. The game will be nationally televised by ESPNU and kick off at noon. -from Pitt PR Staff.

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