staff, October 14, 2012

A week after being shut out of the Coaches Poll for the first time ever, the Big Ten is represented again. Michigan, thanks to its emphatic 45-0 victory over Illinois, lands at No. 25 in the latest poll. To be fair, perfect Ohio State, which is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll, and surging Penn State are not eligible for the poll this season due to NCAA sanctions.

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Northwestern is receiving 77 votes, the most of teams not included in the top 25, while Wisconsin (16) and Nebraska (10) also are represented.