Penn State leads the conference contingent in both rankings, appearing at No. 9 in the Associated Press and coaches polls. Nebraska climbed four spots in the USA Today rankings, appearing at No. 15 in poll, and moved up three positions to No. 15 in the AP standings. Purdue rose four spots in the coaches poll, appearing at No. 14 in the rankings, and climbed three spots in the writers poll and checks in at No. 18 this week. Ohio State is rated No. 20 in the AP poll and remains at No. 21 in the coaches poll. Michigan State is receiving votes in the media poll, while Iowa was receiving votes in the coaches poll.