The Big Ten leads all conferences with five teams appearing among the top 20 in the USA Today coaches and Harris polls and is one of only three conferences with five or more teams among the top 25 in the Associated Press (AP), USA Today and Harris rankings. The Big 12 and SEC are the only other conferences with five or more schools among the top 25. Michigan State makes its first appearance among the top 10 after handing Wisconsin its first loss on Saturday night. The Spartans are ranked No. 9 by the media, No. 10 by the coaches and No. 11 by the Harris voters, their first top-10 appearance since ending the 2010 regular season rated No. 7 in all three polls. Four other Big Ten programs rank among the top 20 in at least one of the votes, including No. 12/11/12 Wisconsin (AP/USA Today/Harris), No. 13/13/13 Nebraska, No. 17/17/16 Michigan and No. 21/19/19 Penn State. In addition, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State are receiving votes in at least one poll.
Five Big Ten Teams Among Top 25 in Latest Polls
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