Big Ten in the latest polls

The newest rankings are out, and it's time to check where the Big Ten stacks up.

Despite not playing on Saturday, Ohio State moves up to No. 3 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls following Oregon's loss to Stanford. The Buckeyes have a slim lead on No. 4 Baylor in both polls.

Michigan State also moves up in the rankings despite not playing, rising four spots in the AP (No. 14) and three in the coaches' (No. 16). Wisconsin finally is getting some love, especially from the AP voters, who have the Badgers at No. 17. The Badgers are hoping for a BCS at-large berth and must finish in the final 14 of the final BCS standings. It'll be interesting to see where Gary Andersen's team appears tonight.

Minnesota's first four-game Big Ten win streak in 40 years has the Gophers back in the rankings (No. 25 in the coaches' poll) for the first time since the 2008 season.

Nebraska's road win against Michigan didn't get the Huskers back in the rankings, although they're close.

Here's where the Big Ten stands in the two major polls:


No. 3 Ohio State (last week: 4)

No. 14 Michigan State (LW: 18)

No. 17 Wisconsin (LW: 21)

Receiving votes: Minnesota (27th), Nebraska (28th)


No. 3 Ohio State (last week: 4)

No. 16 Michigan State (LW: 19)

No. 20 Wisconsin (LW: 22)

No. 25 Minnesota (LW: not ranked)

Receiving votes: Nebraska (27th)