Ohio State lost to Penn State. Nebraska struggled against Purdue. Michigan rolled vs. Illinois. Wisconsin won at Iowa.
What did it all mean for Sunday’s new Amway Coaches Poll?
Michigan is now the Big Ten’s highest-ranked team at No. 2 after Ohio State dropped from second to No. 8 with the road defeat to Penn State. Nebraska improved three spots from No. 9 into a tie for No. 6 with Baylor, while Wisconsin dropped a spot from 10th to No. 11 despite winning at Iowa. Undefeated West Virginia jumped the Badgers into the Top 10.
What about Penn State? The Nittany Lions are receiving 80 votes, putting them in the No. 27 spot. With a win against Purdue, Penn State should find itself back in the Top 25.
Here is the new Top 25:
6. Baylor (tie)
8. Ohio State
9. West Virginia
10. Texas A&M
13. Boise State
14. Florida State
20. North Carolina
21. Western Michigan
25. Virginia Tech
Receiving votes: Penn State 80 (second for receiving votes behind Washington State’s 93).