Six Big Ten programs received votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches polls, including five teams among the top 25 in at least one ranking. Michigan State leads all Big Ten teams after moving up one spot in each poll to No. 10 overall. Ohio State jumped two spots to No. 12 in the AP voting, while Michigan also moved up to No. 17 in the media vote and No. 18 in the coaches rankings. Other Big Ten teams among the top 25 were Wisconsin (No. 22 in USA Today poll) and Nebraska (No. 24 in USA Today poll), while Northwestern also received votes in both polls.