Pitt is ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press Top 25 for Week 2 of the 2020 college football season.
The Panthers (1-0) earned their ranking after a 55-0 Week 1 drubbing of FCS-level Austin Peay at Heinz Field on Saturday. Pitt received 157 vote points and slots in behind No. 24 Appalachian State in the AP poll.
In the USA Today coaches poll, Pitt had 81 vote points, second amongst others receiving votes.
The ranking is the first for Pitt since the Panthers were No. 24 following their ACC Coastal Division-clinching win over Wake Forest in 2018. Pitt had a preseason ranking in 2010, but the the last time Pitt was ranked this early in the season was all the way back in 2003, when they were No. 11 after a win over Kent State.
This is the fourth ranking for Pitt under Pat Narduzzi. They lost in 2018 and in 2016 in their first week ranked and went 1-1 while ranked in 2015.
Pitt is the seventh ACC team ranked in the AP Top 25, following No. 1 Clemson, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 17 Miami, No. 18 Louisville and No. 20 Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech, Virginia and Florida State also received votes. In the coaches poll, North Carolina is No. 11, Louisville is No. 16, Miami is No. 18 and Virginia Tech is No. 19.