The AP Poll has a strong Big Ten flavor.
The league has four of the country’s top-10 teams in the new AP Poll released Monday afternoon.
Ohio State is again the leader of the conference pack at No. 2, but Michigan is also in the top 5 at No. 4. The two are joined in the top 10 by Wisconsin, which improved three spots to No. 8, and Nebraska, which jumped from No. 12 to No. 10.
The new AP Poll means the Big Ten will have a top-10 showdown for College GameDay: Ohio State at Wisconsin.
It’s also the first time the Big Ten has 4 teams in the Top 10 since 1960, according to Ralph Russo.
4 Big Ten teams in the top 10 on the AP poll during the regular season for the first time since …..https://t.co/Pi1DoQzBnd
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 10, 2016
Here’s the new AP Top 10:
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
Three teams moves into the Top 25, all at Nos. 23-25: Auburn, Western Michigan and Navy. Navy got a huge boost to No. 25 after upsetting then-No. 6 Houston. The Cougars dropped to No. 13.
If the Big Ten gets a fifth team in the poll, it’s going to take a couple more wins. Iowa is the only other conference team to pick up any votes, as the Hawkeyes have 3.