The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with five teams among the top 25 of both national polls. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 9, followed by No. 15 Michigan, No. 16 Iowa, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 22 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 10, followed by No. 15 Iowa, No. 18 Michigan, No. 20 Ohio State and No. 21 Wisconsin.