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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Nebraska back in the Top 25

By Brian Bennett

Nebraska's 23-9 win over Michigan on Saturday brought with it an extra reward: the Cornhuskers are back in both major polls.

Absent from the rankings since its loss at Ohio State, Nebraska climbed back into the rankings at No. 21 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches' polls. The Huskers will likely make their season debut in the BCS standings later tonight when the latest edition is revealed.

Unbeaten Oho State moved up three spots to No. 6 in the AP rankings after beating Penn State 35-23 on the road. Losses by other previously undefeated teams helped the Buckeyes, who could soon be in the Top 5 if they keep winning. It's going to be very interesting to see what AP voters will do if Ohio State finishes 12-0.

Michigan, unsurprisingly, dropped out of both polls following its loss in Lincoln, and Wisconsin is gone from the coaches' poll after it fell at home to Michigan State. Northwestern is the top team in the others receiving votes category of the coaches' poll, while Wisconsin remains popular enough with some coaches to rank 32nd overall. Michigan is 34th in the coaches' poll, while Michigan State received a lone vote.