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Big Ten Leads Nation With Five AP Teams

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After opening weekend, the Big Ten features the most ranked teams of any conference

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Ignoring the results from Saturday out of our Michigan State Spartans for a moment to check in on the rest of the conference, it is quite the gauntlet of ranked teams in the Big Ten after opening weekend.


AP Poll

Five Big Ten Teams are ranked in the AP after the conference’s opening weekend. There were a few minor and some major changes in that regard. Ohio State jumped ahead of Notre Dame and Georgia after blowing out the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Meanwhile, Minnesota dropped out after its loss to Michigan, and Penn State dropped ten spots as well after losing to Indiana. The Hoosiers, on the other hand, jumped form unranked to No. 17, Michigan improved from No. 18 to No. 13, and WIsconsin from No. 14 to No. 9.

Full AP Results:

  1. Clemson (52 first-place votes)
  2. Alabama (10)
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Wisconsin Badgers
  10. Florida
  11. BYU
  12. Miami
  13. Michigan Wolverines
  14. Oregon
  15. North Carolina
  16. Kansas State
  17. Indiana Hoosiers
  18. Penn State Nittany Lions
  19. Marshall
  20. Coastal Carolina
  21. USC
  22. SMU
  23. Iowa State
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Boise State

Dropped From The Rankings:

No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Minnesota, No. 23 NC State

Others Receiving Votes:

Memphis 105, Liberty 85, Tulsa 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 50, Army 44, Auburn 41, Minnesota Golden Gophers 40, Utah 36, Northwestern Wildcats 20, Washington 15, Arkansas 15, Purdue Boilermakers 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, California 4, Boston College 2, Texas 2, San Diego State 1


Amway Coaches Poll

Similarly, the same five Big Ten teams are ranked in the coaches poll, leading the country as well.

Full Coaches Poll Results:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Florida
  10. BYU
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Miami
  13. North Carolina
  14. Michigan
  15. Oregon
  16. Kansas State
  17. Penn State
  18. Marshall
  19. Indiana
  20. USC
  21. Coastal Carolina
  22. Iowa State
  23. SMU
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Army

Dropped From The Rankings:

No. 20 Virginia Tech; No. 21 Minnesota; No. 22 NC State.

Others Receiving Votes:

Auburn 118; Liberty 112; Memphis 88; Boise State 79; Minnesota 67; UL Lafayette 62; Utah 45; Louisiana State 37; Boston College 28; Purdue 26; Missouri 25; Northwestern 24; Virginia Tech 22; NC State 20; Tulsa 18; Texas 18; Arkansas 17; Appalachian State 16; Central Florida 13; Arizona State 10; California 8; West Virginia 6; Tennessee 6; Iowa 6; Wake Forest 5; Stanford 3; Houston 2.

There are still five teams in the coaches poll, but on average they are mostly lower in the rankings as compared to the AP.