Welcome back to the Top 10, Nebraska. And there are now three other Big Ten teams with you.
The Huskers are in the Top 10 for the first time since 2011, as Nebraska improved from No. 12 to 9 in the new Coaches Poll. Though Nebraska didn’t play, three Top 10 teams (No. 5 Houston, No. 9 Tennessee and No. 10 Miami) lost.
But Nebraska wasn’t alone in the Top 10 — not by a long shot. Ohio State remained No. 2 after beating Indiana, 38-17. Michigan is still No. 4 following the 78-0 blowout of Rutgers. Like Nebraska, Wisconsin moved up on its bye week, improving three spots, from No. 13 to No. 10.
No other Big Ten teams were ranked after those four, though Penn State picked up three votes.
Here’s the new Top 25, with Big Ten teams in bold:
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Ole Miss
- Boise State
- Florida State
- West Virginia
- Virginia Tech
- Western Michigan
- Arizona State