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FanPulse Poll Week Three: Not Many Changes for Big Ten Teams

Seven B1G teams remain in the SBNation fan poll. Nebraska didn’t do enough to move back into the rankings.

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In the top five, LSU and Oklahoma switched spots compared to where they were in week 2. Florida moved from #7 to #10 after a tighter-than-expected tussle with Kentucky. Utah has entered the top 10 after being #12 last week.

In Big Ten news, Ohio State remains at #6 and doesn’t look like they have many chinks in their armor. Michigan dropped from #10 to #11 during their bye week. Wisconsin moved from #13 to #16 despite a bye week (they outscored their first two opponents 110-0). Penn State dropped a spot to #14 after they needed a last second defensive stand to fend off Pitt. Iowa moved up from #20 to #18 after beating a previously-ranked Iowa State team - or rather that Iowa State beat themselves in Cob-worthy fashion. Michigan State and Maryland both lost and fell three spots as a result. The team that beat the Spartans, Arizona State entered the top 25 this week.

Also receiving votes:

  • Army
  • USC
  • TCU
  • Kansas State
  • Cal

Nebraska’s dominant win over Northern Illinois was a step in the right direction, but not enough to attract the attention of voters (nor should it have been). The “W” drove the confidence numbers back over 90% (from 72% a week ago).

So, what are your thoughts about this week’s poll? Surprised Maryland is still in there? (Me too). Surprised Iowa State isn’t even receiving votes anymore after losing to a ranked Iowa team? (Me too).