Five 2014-15 Big Ten women's basketball teams appear in ESPN.com's top 25 for the coming season, including four in the top 15. Michigan State, which earned a share of the Big Ten Championship last season, leads all conference teams at No. 8, while Big Ten Tournament finalist Iowa is 12th in the ranking. Future conference member Maryland, which advanced to the national semifinals a season ago, appears at No. 14, reigning Big Ten Tournament Champion Nebraska is ranked 15th and Purdue rounds out the standings at No. 25. In addition, Minnesota and future conference member Rutgers are two of seven other squads also receiving top-25 consideration.