The Big Ten is one of three conferences with five or more top-25 teams in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, while eight conference teams are receiving at least one vote in the rankings. Wisconsin continues to lead the way and cracked the top-five in both votes after a 48-17 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. The Badgers are ranked No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 5 in the USA Today ratings and received one first-place vote on the coaches side. Wisconsin returns to the top-five for the first time since ending the 2010 regular season rated fourth in both polls. Four other Big Ten schools appeared among the top 20 in at least one of the two rankings. Michigan jumped from No. 19 in both polls to No. 11 in the coaches' estimation and No. 12 in media voting. Nebraska dropped to No. 14 in the AP poll and No. 15 in the USA Today rankings. Illinois cracked the top-20 in both polls for the first time this season, appearing at No. 16 in the coaches voting and No. 19 in the media's estimation. Michigan State jumped five spots to No. 20 in the coaches poll and remains just outside the top 25 on the media side. Penn State, Iowa and Ohio State also received at least one vote in the polls.
FB: Big Ten One of Three Conferences with Five Top-25 Teams in Latest Polls
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