Following a 31-16 win over Illinois on Saturday, Nebraska moved up to 12th in the latest Associated Press and Coaches polls, which were released Sunday. The Huskers were ranked 15th in both polls last week.
Nebraska reached 5-0 this past weekend for the first time to start a season since 2014. This is the Huskers’ highest ranking in either poll since climbing to No. 11 in both polls on Nov. 9, 2014.
Three other Big Ten teams are ranked this week (AP/Coaches): Ohio State (2/2), Michigan (4/4) and Wisconsin (11/13).
Michigan State fell out of both polls following its overtime loss to Indiana. That snapped a 46-week run of being ranked in the AP poll for the Spartans, the fifth-longest consecutive appearances streak in the country entering last Saturday. Florida State (23) barely hung on to its AP poll ranking, extending a 75-week streak, the second-longest active streak behind Alabama.
Colorado (4-1) entered the AP poll at No. 21, the Buffs’ first ranking since Nov. 6, 2015.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.