Is this the Year of the Big Ten?
The new AP Poll came out earlier this hour and, for the first time in more than 50 years, the Big Ten has three teams ranked in the top five.
- Ohio State is No. 2
- Michigan is No. 3
- Wisconsin is No. 5
According to Ralph D. Russo, the national college football writer for the Associated Press, it’s the first time in 56 years that the Big Ten has three teams in the top five.
For the first time in 56 years, The Big Ten has 3 of the top 5 teams in the AP college football poll.https://t.co/ndj8qpJ5YH
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 20, 2016
In total, the conference has five teams ranked in the AP Poll (Penn State is No. 8 and Nebraska is No. 17).
The Big Ten is having quite a year. It’s not out of the realm of possibility for the conference to end up with two College Football Playoff teams.
You can view the full AP Poll here.