Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls, while another is receiving votes from the media. Penn State leads the contingent of ranked Big Ten teams, appearing at No. 10 in both polls. Purdue appears at No. 14 in the coaches rankings and No. 15 in the AP poll, Ohio State checks in at No. 20 in both standings, and Nebraska is rated No. 22 from the coaches and was voted to No. 25 in the media poll. Michigan State is among other squads also receiving votes in the AP rankings.