Four Big Ten teams were mentioned in the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls, including three among the top 25. The Buckeyes checked in at No. 11 this week in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the coaches poll, Michigan State jumped to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll and climbed to No. 17 in the coaches poll, and Iowa was ranked No. 16 by the AP and No. 15 by the coaches. Northwestern appeared among the teams receiving votes by both polling services.