Four Big Ten teams appear among the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today Coaches polls. Penn State appears in the top 10 for the second time this season, jumping three spots to in both polls to No. 9 in the AP rankings and No. 10 in the coaches poll. Nebraska returns to the AP poll at No. 22 this week and jumps to No. 21 in the coaches poll. Michigan State climbs to No. 24 in the writers poll, its first appearance in the AP top 25 since Nov. 26, and Purdue checks in at No. 24 in the USA Today poll and No. 25 in the AP poll. Michigan is receiving votes in the AP poll, while the Spartans are receiving votes in the coaches rankings.