The latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America top 25 women's soccer polls were released. Big Ten teams earning recognition in the polls included Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio State.
In the coaches poll, Penn State was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 13 Michigan and No. 18 Wisconsin. Nebraska and Ohio State also received votes in the poll.
In Soccer America's poll, Penn State checked in at No. 9, followed by No. 17 Michigan. Indiana made its season debut in the poll, and is ranked No. 24.
In Top Drawer's weekly poll, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State were ranked No. 7, No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. Michigan improved from No. 15 to No. 13, while Indiana received votes in the poll.
Penn State earned its No. 9 ranking after defeating Northwestern, 3-2, in double overtime on Sept. 20. On Sept. 22, Michigan defeated Iowa, 2-1, in its first conference match.
Indiana earned its appearance in the Soccer America top 25 poll after shutting out both Xavier (3-0) and Minnesota (1-0) last week. Wisconsin defeated Purdue in its conference opener, and Ohio State opened Big Ten play with a 1-1, double-overtime draw against Illinois on Sept. 20. Nebraska earned top 25 votes after its 1-0 win over Michigan State on Sept. 19.
Big Ten play will resume this week, with Indiana playing at Ohio State on Thursday. On Friday, 10 teams will face conference opponents.