The Big Ten placed three teams in the top five of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 56 years, setting up a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup for Ohio State and Michigan.
Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Sunday. The Buckeyes were No. 2 and Wolverines No. 3. They meet in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday in a game with Big Ten and national championship implications.
Clemson is No. 4, and No. 5 Wisconsin gives the Big Ten three of the first five for the first time since Nov. 7, 1960, when Minnesota was No. 1, Ohio State was No. 3 and Iowa was No. 5.
Nebraska moved up two spots to No. 17 after the Huskers 28-7 win over Maryland on Saturday. Total the Big Ten has five teams int he AP top 25. Penn State is No. 8, one spot higher than the Nittany Lions were last week.
Nebraska’s game at Iowa on Friday, Nov. 25 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally on ABC.
Louisville dropped eight spots to No. 11 after getting trounced by Houston, which jumped in at No. 18.