FB: Big Ten Tied for Conference Lead with Three Top 10 Teams in Preseason Polls

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The Big Ten and Big 12 lead all conferences with three teams appearing among the top 10 in at least two of the five preseason polls produced by Athlon, CBSSports.com, Lindy's, Phil Steele and Sporting News. Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin are considered top-10 teams in at least two of those polls, while Penn State is rated among the top 25 in multiple rankings. The Big Ten and Big 12 are followed by the ACC, Pac-10 and SEC with two top-10 programs each. The Buckeyes are a consensus top-five selection, ranked as high as No. 2 by Athlon, Phil Steele and Sporting News. The Badgers were named a top-10 team by three outlets, appearing at No. 6 by Lindy's, No. 8 by Sporting News and No. 10 by CBSSports.com. The Hawkeyes are ranked in the top 10 in two polls, including No. 8 by CBSSports.com and No. 10 by Lindy's. The Nittany Lions appear among the top 25 in four preseason polls, including as high as No. 18 by Phil Steele.

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