Ohio State popular No. 1 in experts' way-too-early 2015 polls

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Ohio State popular No. 1 in experts' way-too-early 2015 polls

Moments after Ohio State wrapped up the national championship Monday night in Arlington, Texas, the way-too-early 2015 top 25 polls were released.

One look through the many lists, and it’s clear the national experts are very impressed with what Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes return.

How much so? Well, six of the seven polls I checked, list Ohio State at No. 1. The lone exception: ESPN, which has the Buckeyes No. 2, behind TCU.

Of the sites I checked, ESPN, USA TODAY and Land Grant Holy Land have the most Big Ten teams ranked (4). FOX Sports has the fewest (2).

See where the experts have the Big Ten in their 2015 polls below.

FOX Sports
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 8 Michigan State

ESPN
No. 2 Ohio State
No. 6 Michigan State
No. 16 Wisconsin
No. 25 Minnesota

Athlon
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 7 Michigan State
No. 20 Wisconsin

The Big Lead
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 11 Michigan State
No. 22 Wisconsin

USA TODAY
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 8 Michigan State
No. 20 Wisconsin
No. 25 Nebraska

Bleacher Report
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 5 Michigan State
No. 19 Wisconsin

Land Grant Holy Land
No. 1 Ohio State
No. 14 Michigan State
No. 23 Michigan
No. 25 Wisconsin

Most interesting among these lists might be Michigan ranked No. 23 by Land Grant Holy Land. The Wolverines are fresh off a 5-7 season, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, although they did just hire Jim Harbaugh. Also a little surprised only one poll includes Minnesota, which continues to improve every year under Jerry Kill.

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