No. 2 Ohio State, three other Big Ten teams ranked in top 11 of preseason AP poll

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No. 2 Ohio State, three other Big Ten teams ranked in top 11 of preseason AP poll

The preseason AP poll was released Monday, and four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 11.

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Ohio State leads the quintet at No. 2, behind top-ranked Alabama, while Penn State (No. 6), Wisconsin (No. 9) and Michigan (No. 11) round out the Big Ten contingent.

Northwestern (25), Nebraska (4) and Michigan State (1) all are receiving votes.

Some notes, courtesy of BTN’s research team:

  • The three top-10 teams are the most the Big Ten has had since 1999 (4); it also had three in 1979 and 1994.
  • The three top-10 teams are more than any other conference.
  • Ohio State extends its national-best streak of consecutive seasons in the preseason poll (29), four away from tying the record.
AP Rankings
Rankings as of 8/21/2017
Rank School Votes Prev
1 Alabama (0-0) 1513 (52) NR
2 Ohio State (0-0) 1414 (3) NR
3 Florida State (0-0) 1396 (4) NR
4 USC (0-0) 1325 (2) NR
5 Clemson (0-0) 1201 NR
6 Penn State (0-0) 1196 NR
7 Oklahoma (0-0) 1170 NR
8 Washington (0-0) 1150 NR
9 Wisconsin (0-0) 926 NR
10 Oklahoma State (0-0) 889 NR
11 Michigan (0-0) 881 NR
12 Auburn (0-0) 880 NR
13 LSU (0-0) 784 NR
14 Stanford (0-0) 695 NR
15 Georgia (0-0) 690 NR
16 Louisville (0-0) 629 NR
17 Florida (0-0) 624 NR
18 Miami (FL) (0-0) 492 NR
19 South Florida (0-0) 327 NR
20 Kansas State (0-0) 317 NR
21 Virginia Tech (0-0) 240 NR
22 West Virginia (0-0) 207 NR
23 Texas (0-0) 173 NR
24 Washington State (0-0) 133 NR
25 Tennessee (0-0) 114 NR

Others: TCU (98) , Utah (85) , Notre Dame (65) , Boise State (37) , North Carolina State (26) , Northwestern (25) , Pittsburgh (23) , Oregon (21) , Houston (19) , Colorado (18) , UCLA (9) , San Diego State (9) , BYU (5) , Nebraska (4) , Tulsa (4) , Appalachian State (4) , Kentucky (3) , Texas A&M (3) , Michigan State (1)

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