The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with four teams among the top 25 of both polls, including three in the top 15. In the AP poll, Michigan was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 22 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 13 Michigan State, No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 24 Ohio State. Nebraska and Iowa both received votes in the AP and coaches' polls.