Five Big Ten teams were tabbed among the top 25 in the Sports Illustrated preseason college football poll, including a pair of conference teams among the top 10. Two-time defending Big Ten Champion Wisconsin led the way at No. 6 overall, while reigning Legends Division Champion Michigan State was ranked No. 8 overall. The Badgers and Spartans met in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game last December, with Wisconsin earning the victory and a second-straight trip to the Rose Bowl Game. Other Big Ten programs among the Sports Illustrated top 25 are No. 13 Michigan, No. 19 Nebraska and No. 22 Ohio State.