CBSSports.com and CBSSports are combining the top 10 teams from the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship to rank the conference’s top 10 schools for 2018.CBSSports.net’s college football team rankings, which are based on ESPN’s SportsCenter, have been used to rank all 50 teams since the 2010 season and the 2018 season.ESPN’s College Football Rankings were used for the 2018 college football season and are based in part on the rankings of CBSSports’ college football staff, which includes College Football Weekly writers, as well as ESPN senior college football writer Jon Solomon.
The Big Ten is looking to become the first conference to have two undefeated teams in the Big Ten Championship, the league announced Tuesday.
Ohio State and Wisconsin will be joined by Wisconsin’s two undefeated opponents in the 2018 national championship game and a total of 16 unbeaten teams in College Football Playoff semifinal and championship games.
Ohio State, the defending national champion, and Wisconsin have been in a tie for the Big 12 lead for two years.
Wisconsin is currently the only undefeated team in the league, while Ohio State is tied for fourth in the conference.
The Buckeyes will face Florida State, Penn State, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
Ohio States’ win over Wisconsin was the first by the Buckeyes since 2012, and they were the only two teams to beat both the Badgers and the Badger-Wisconsin divisional series.
The Badgers have lost five of six games against Ohio State, which won seven of the last eight.
Wisconsin has won two of the past three meetings between the Badgs and the Buckeye, including the most recent meeting in a 59-28 win in Columbus in 2017.
Wisconsin has won five of the previous seven meetings, including last year’s 52-49 win in Happy Valley.
Wisconsin is now 12-1 overall against the Bucanas, including five straight wins in Big Ten play, and 6-1 in conference play.
The top three teams in each conference have gone undefeated since joining the league in 2020.
Wisconsin and Ohio State are the only teams with two losing seasons in the last 20 years, and Ohio has lost three of the first four meetings with the Badgens.
The 2018 Big 12 has four teams ranked in the AP top 25.
Texas, Kansas, Baylor and TCU are all among the top four teams in this year’s rankings.
The 10 best Big 12 teams:1.
Texas Tech, 6-0, No.1 in the countryESPN.com has Texas Tech ranked No. 1 in the latest AP rankings and No. 2 in the Associated Press Coaches Poll.
Texas is the first Big 12 team to reach the top three since Kansas in 2010.2.
Baylor, 5-1, No-2 in the nationESPN.