Five Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten programs are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including four teams among the top 25. Coming off a bye on Saturday, Ohio State moved up one spot to No. 3 in each national ranking, the Buckeyes' first top-three rating since Oct. 13. Michigan State also had a bye and climbed at least three spots in each poll, landing at No. 14 in the media vote, No. 16 in the coaches' tally and No. 15 in the Harris poll. The Spartans cracked the top 15 for the first time since Sept. 9, 2012, when they were slotted No. 10 in the AP and USA Today polls. Wisconsin wrapped up non-conference play with a victory over BYU to move up in each vote, appearing at No. 17 in the AP poll, No. 20 in the USA Today rankings and No. 21 in the Harris vote. The Badgers claimed their highest ranking this season and are back in the top 20 for the first time since Sept. 8, when they were tied for No. 18 in the coaches' vote and No. 20 in the AP rankings. Minnesota improved to 8-2 to crack the top 25 for the first time since the 2008 campaign, rating No. 25 in the USA Today poll and just outside the top 25 in the media and Harris tally. The last time the Gophers appeared among the top 25 was when they were ranked No. 20 in both the AP and USA Today polls on Oct. 26, 2008. After a victory over Michigan, Nebraska is now 7-2 and receiving votes in each poll.

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