Big Ten in the latest polls
October, 6, 2013
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
Ohio State beat ranked teams in consecutive weeks, but the Buckeyes can't gain any traction in the polls. Why? Because so few of the other top teams are losing.
The 6-0 Buckeyes remained at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and at No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll after beating Northwestern 40-30. The Wildcats weren't punished much for losing at home, dropping only three spots in both polls. Michigan moved up a spot in both rankings, while Nebraska climbed a rung to No. 24 in the coaches' poll. Wisconsin remains out of both rankings, although Adam and I both believe the Badgers are worthy of Top 25 inclusion.
Here's how the Big Ten stacks up in the polls:
4. Ohio State
Receiving votes: Nebraska (28th), Wisconsin (29th), Michigan State (30th)
3. Ohio State
Receiving votes: Wisconsin (28th), Michigan State (29th)
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Western Kentucky Illinois 12:00 PM ET McNeese State 22 Nebraska 12:00 PM ET Akron Penn State 12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Purdue 12:00 PM ET Howard Rutgers 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois 14 Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET Northern Illinois Northwestern 3:30 PM ET Middle Tennessee Minnesota 3:30 PM ET Ball State Iowa 3:30 PM ET Maryland South Florida 6:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 3 Oregon 7:30 PM ET Michigan 17 Notre Dame 8:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 5 Ohio State