Here’s how we see the Big Ten teams landing in the next AP Poll, set to come out Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Ohio State (3-0)
Previous: No. 2
New: No. 2
Ohio State is No. 2 for good reason and no matter what Louisville did against Marshall as a 30-point favorite, it couldn’t jump the Buckeyes. The Cardinals won 59-28. Alabama remains at No. 1 after a 48-0 beatdown of Kent State.
Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Previous: No. 4
New: No. 4
Michigan ran an overmatched and beaten up Penn State team out of the Big House, but Louisville is still the voters’ darling and wouldn’t have fallen, even if it didn’t look great against Marshall. Jim Harbaugh’s team has scored 45-plus points in each of the first four games.
Wisconsin (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Previous: No. 11
New: No. 8
The Badgers proved they were for real by dominating Michigan State 30-6 on the road, and will likely jump up to where the Spartans were — No. 8.
Tennessee has a case to move up after beating Florida, but it won’t jump Wisconsin here. No. 7 Stanford held on to beat UCLA, scoring with 25 seconds left, to stay ahead of the Badgers.
Michigan State (2-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Previous: No. 8
New: No. 17
The Spartans got flat-out destroyed at home and deserve to drop out of the top 15, especially since that win over Notre Dame doesn’t look too special now. The Irish fell at home to Duke on Saturday.
Nebraska (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Previous: No. 20
New: No. 16
Nebraska will definitely jump No. 19 Florida and No. 18 LSU, which both lost Saturday, after beating Northwestern 24-13. The Huskers could move up even more if Georgia falls hard after a blowout loss to Ole Miss. Michigan State losing will put it behind Nebraska.
For now, No. 16 feels about right for Nebraska.
Iowa (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten)
Previous: Others receiving votes (30th)
New: Others receiving votes
Iowa escaped at Rutgers, 14-7, which isn’t anywhere near enough to get the Hawkeyes back in the Top 25.