The AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls were released on Monday for week eight of the season and seven Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut. Only two of the teams were in the top 10, but it spoke volumes about where the Big Ten is sitting. Michigan’s rise up the rankings was also remarkable.
Here is where the Big Ten landed:
Week Eight AP Poll:
- No. 2 - Michigan
- No. 8 - Michigan State
- No. 13 - Ohio State
- No. 15 - Wisconsin
- No. 23 - Indiana
- No. 24 - Iowa
- Receiving Votes: Nebraska (26th); Purdue (35th)
Week Eight USA Today Coaches’ Poll
- No. 4 - Michigan
- No. 7 - Michigan State
- No. 11 - Ohio State
- No. 16 - Wisconsin
- No. 21 - Iowa
- No. 23 - Nebraska
- No. 25 - Indiana
- Receiving Votes: Maryland (30th)
There’s little debating that this was a huge performance for the Big Ten. The league had seven teams make the top 25 in the Coaches’ Poll and two others received votes. This brings back memories of those loaded years for the Big Ten in 2013 and 2014. And right now, it looks like fans could be in for another huge season for the conference.
Either way, BTPowerhouse will continue to keep fans posted moving forward.