The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with three teams among the top 20 and five in the top 25. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 9, followed by No. 10 Michigan and No. 17 Iowa. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 13 Iowa, No. 16 Michigan, No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Ohio State.