Where We Rank: Seven Big Ten teams appear in the latest Associated Press (AP) rankings that were released on Monday. Penn State paces the conference contingent at No. 16, followed by No. 18 Nebraska and No. 22 Purdue. Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State are among other squads also receiving votes in the AP rankings. Six conference teams appeared in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday. Nebraska checks in at No. 16, with No. 17 Penn State and No. 19 Purdue appearing among the poll's top 20. In addition, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State are among other squads also receiving votes in the coaches poll.