Big Ten in the latest polls

September, 11, 2011
As expected, there was a bit of fluctuation for the Big Ten teams in the latest polls.

Here's how things look (last week's ranking in parentheses):

AP Poll

No. 7 Wisconsin (8)
No. 10 Nebraska (10)
No. 15 Michigan State (17
No. 17 Ohio State (15)

Coaches' Poll

No. 8 Wisconsin (9)
No. 10 Nebraska (10)
No. 15 Michigan State (15)
No. 16 Ohio State (16)

Michigan is the first team among those also receiving votes in both major polls this week. Northwestern and Penn State both are receiving votes in both polls. I'm a little surprised Illinois isn't yet, but the Illini have a huge opportunity to prove themselves this week against No. 22 Arizona State.

Nebraska didn't pay much of a price for its mediocre performance against Fresno State, while Michigan State didn't get much credit for crushing Florida Atlantic in one of the most dominating defensive efforts of the young season.



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