The final AP poll was released Tuesday morning, hours after Alabama rallied and outlasted SEC rival Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship Game. No. 5 Ohio State leads five Big Ten teams in the season-ending poll.
How will the top four shake out when the first poll is announced on Halloween? I have Alabama (8-0) on top of my projections. And I think fellow SEC member Georgia (8-0) will be No. 2. Look for Notre Dame (7-1) at No. 3 followed by Ohio State at No. 4.
Confession: With the initial CFP rankings set to drop Tuesday night, the AP and Coaches polls no longer matter. [ MORE: Week 9 video | Power Rankings | Best of Week 9 | Week 9 predictions revisited ] Still, the polls were released Sunday, and the Big Ten continues to get plenty of love. See the both of the latest polls below. AP Rankings Rankings as of 10/29/2017 Rank School Votes Prev 1 Alabama (8-0) 1523 (59) 1 2 Georgia (8-0) 1465 (2) 3 3 Ohio State (7-1) 1332 6 4 Wisconsin (8-0) 1256 5 5 Notre Dame (7-1) 1254
Michigan, fresh off its 42-13 loss at Penn State, fell 10 spots to No. 25 in the latest Coaches poll, released Sunday. The rest of the Big Ten's ranked teams stay put (No. 2 Penn State; No. 5 Wisconsin; No. 6 Ohio State) or move up (No. 18 Michigan State).
Three Big Ten teams occupy three Top 6 spots in both of the latest AP and Coaches Polls, released Sunday. Michigan and Michigan State also landed inside the Top 20, bringing the total number of Big Ten teams within the Top 20 to five.
Fresh off its 14-10 win at Michigan, Michigan State debuts in the latest AP and Coaches' polls, released Sunday. The Spartans, No. 21/No. 22, join the usual quartet: No. 3/No. 3 Penn State, No. 7/No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 9/No. 8 Ohio State and No. 17/No. 16 Michigan.
The latest AP and Coaches polls were released Sunday, and the Big Ten continues to field four teams in the top 10. Penn State (No. 4/No. 4) paces the conference, while Michigan (No. 7/No. 7), Wisconsin (No. 9/No. 8) and Ohio State (No. 10/No. 9) round out the league's top 10 teams.
Michigan and Ohio State each moved up one spot in the latest Coaches poll, released Sunday. The Wolverines and the Buckeyes are No. 7 and No. 9, respectively, while Penn State remains No. 4 and idle Wisconsin drops one spot to No. 10.
Wisconsin has returned to the top 10 of the latest Coaches poll, released Sunday, giving the Big Ten four of the nation's top 10 teams.
The latest Amway Coaches Poll was released Sunday morning, and there's a new team pacing the Big Ten. Reigning Big Ten champ Penn State comes in at No. 5, while No. 9 Ohio State falls seven spots as a result of its loss vs. Oklahoma, which is No. 2/No. 3.