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This Week's AP Poll Features Four Big Ten Teams

This week's AP poll features four Big Ten teams, with another five teams receiving votes.

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Not much movement at the top of the poll for Big Ten teams this week.  Wisconsin remains the best overall rated team in the league.  They are now tied with Arizona for second, but lost four first place votes they received last week.

Ohio State moved up four spots to number 16.  While Michigan had the largest jump of any Big Ten team moving up five spots from 24 to 19.  Michigan State dropped one spot from 19 to 20.  Nebraska was the only Big Ten team to move out of the ratings this week after their loss to Rhode Island on Saturday.

There are also 5 teams receiving votes this week; Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska.  Iowa who was on the cusp of being ranked last week with 48 votes, didn't receive any this week after dropping back to back games.  Minnesota almost doubled their votes this week and will probably be the next Big Ten team to be ranked as long as they keep winning.

Overall not a lot of gripes this early in the season.  Teams like Indiana and Illinois will have to prove that they can beat better teams before they will be considered legit this season.  Minnesota and Nebraska will have to fight their way back from early losses before they will get back into the rankings.  The Big Ten ACC Challenge will be a great opportunity for all the Big Ten teams to move up the perceived pecking order.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Kentucky Wildcats (62) 5-0 1622
2 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 1493
2 Wisconsin Badgers (3) 4-0 1493
4 Duke Blue Devils 5-0 1473
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 3-0 1315
6 Louisville Cardinals 3-0 1220
7 Texas Longhorns 4-0 1185
8 Virginia Cavaliers 4-0 1166
9 Wichita State Shockers 3-0 1120
10 Gonzaga Bulldogs 4-0 1076
11 Kansas Jayhawks 1-1 982
12 Villanova Wildcats 3-0 913
13 Iowa State Cyclones 2-0 831
14 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 3-0 761
15 San Diego State Aztecs 3-0 735
16 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 557
17 Miami Hurricanes 5-0 524
18 Florida Gators 2-1 467
19 Michigan Wolverines 3-0 402
20 Michigan State Spartans 2-1 400
21 West Virginia Mountaineers 5-0 345
22 UCLA Bruins 4-0 177
23 Creighton Bluejays 4-0 148
24 Connecticut Huskies 3-1 145
25 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 129
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 109, Stanford 80, Providence 63, Utah 38, Minnesota 21, N. Iowa 17, Rhode Island 16, Syracuse 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Georgetown 10, Memphis 10, Baylor 7, Indiana 6, California 5, Illinois 5, Nebraska 5, Cincinnati 4, NC State 4, Wyoming 4, Dayton 3, Maryland 3, UTEP 3, BYU 2, Northeastern 1, Xavier 1.