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Four Big Ten Teams In Week Eight Polls

See where the Big Ten landed in the latest rankings.

Syndication: Journal-Courier Nikos Frazier / Journal & Courier / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Week Eight AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls were released on Monday and four Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut, including one who landed at the top 10 of both polls. It’s an impressive achievement for the league and could position things well as the season begins and we approach March.

Here is where the Big Ten landed:

Week Eight AP Poll:

  • No. 3 - Purdue
  • No. 10 - Michigan State
  • No. 13 - Ohio State
  • No. 24 - Wisconsin
  • Receiving Votes: Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota

Week Eight USA Today Coaches’ Poll:

  • No. 3 - Purdue
  • No. 10 - Michigan State
  • No. 12 - Ohio State
  • No. 23 - Wisconsin
  • Receiving Votes: Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana

While it’s disappointing to see teams like Illinois and Minnesota remain unranked, the Big Ten continues to trend up, even if it’s not seeing much action on the court. Michigan State is now firmly in the top 10 and teams like Ohio State and Wisconsin also edged up slightly. Likewise, Purdue remained at No. 3 nationally. Perhaps a good next few days can move a few more teams into consideration, especially with Big Ten play set to resume.