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Five Big Ten Teams Ranked In Week 16 Polls

See where the Big Ten landed in the latest rankings.

Syndication: HawkCentral Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Week 16 AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls were released on Monday and five Big Ten teams were fortunate enough to make the cut, including Purdue, who remains in the top five of the AP Poll. 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 16 AP Poll:

  • No. 4 - Purdue
  • No. 13 - Wisconsin
  • No. 15 - Illinois
  • No. 22 - Ohio State
  • No. 25 - Iowa
  • Receiving Votes: Michigan State, Rutgers

Week 16 USA Today Coaches’ Poll:

  • No. 7 - Purdue
  • No. 12 - Wisconsin
  • No. 14 - Illinois
  • No. 19 - Ohio State
  • No. 24 - Michigan State
  • Receiving Votes: Iowa, Rutgers

The Big Ten’s position in the polls largely remained unchanged from last week. While Michigan State fell out of the top 25 in the AP Poll, Iowa moved into the rankings. Rutgers also remains in good position, though just a few votes outside the top 25. We’ll have to wait and see if Rutgers can slide into the top 25 in the weeks ahead.