The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was well-represented with five teams among the top 25 and four in the top 20. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 10 Michigan, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 15 Iowa and No. 24 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 6, followed by No. 12 Iowa, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 14 Michigan and No. 23 Ohio State.