The latest AP poll is out, and the Big Ten makes up nearly a third of the top 10.
Maryland moved up to No. 2, Iowa moved up to No. 4 and Michigan State moved up to No. 8 when the newest batch of top-25 rankings were released Monday afternoon.
The Terps, up from No. 4 and receiving 13 first-place votes, are on a four-game winning streak and sit at 21-3 overall and 10-2 in the conference after wins last week over Nebraska and Purdue. Maryland has an odd non-conference game against Bowie State this week before a game against Wisconsin this weekend.
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The Hawkeyes, up from No. 5 and receiving 11 first-place votes, sit alone in first place in the Big Ten with a 19-4 overall record and a 10-1 league mark. Iowa picked up wins over Penn State and Illinois this week and has a big game on the docket this week against Indiana before a weekend matchup with Minnesota. The Hawkeyes have lost just once since mid-December: two weeks ago to the aforementioned Terps.
The Spartans, up form No. 10, are back on track, on a four-game winning streak after that three-game losing streak. Michigan State is 20-4 overall and 7-4 in the Big Ten following a big win over the weekend at Michigan. This week brings two huge matchups against Purdue and Indiana.
Elsewhere in the top 25, Purdue stayed at No. 18 after losing over the weekend at Maryland. The Boilermakers are 19-5 overall and 7-4 in league play and this week tangle with both teams from the Great Lakes State, Michigan State and Michigan.