The latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls were released Tuesday. Earning recognition from the Big Ten were Northwestern, Michigan State and Penn State.
The Big Ten's representatives in the coaches' poll were No. 14 Northwestern and No. 18 Michigan State. In the Soccer America poll, the Spartans checked in at No. 12, while the Wildcats earned a No. 13 ranking. In Top Drawer Soccer's top 25 poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 13, followed by No. 14 Northwestern and No. 25 Penn State.
Michigan State improved in all three polls after shutting out Illinois-Chicago, 2-0, on Oct. 1 and defeating Northwestern, 3-2, in double overtime on Oct. 6. Penn State shut out Indiana, 2-0, on Oct. 6, while Northwestern fell to Bradley and Michigan State.
Big Ten play will continue this week. On Friday, Michigan and Penn State will go head-to-head, while Wisconsin will entertain Indiana. On Sunday, the Ohio State-Michigan State matchup will air on BTN beginning at 1 p.m. ET.