Big Ten in the latest polls

October, 6, 2013

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
18. Michigan
19. Northwestern

Receiving votes: Nebraska (28th), Wisconsin (29th), Michigan State (30th)


3. Ohio State
16. Michigan
19. Northwestern
24. Nebraska

Receiving votes: Wisconsin (28th), Michigan State (29th)



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