After initially postponing its 2020 college football season, the Big Ten announced on Wednesday it would be returning on Oct. 23 or 24. The conference joins the ACC, Big 12, and SEC as the Power Five conferences to play football in the fall. After initial polls included Big Ten teams, recent coaches polls and AP poll left them out.
In the USA TODAY re-rank, Big Ten teams are back, with two creeping inside the top 10. Ohio State and Penn State are considered two of the best teams in the country. Since the Buckeyes and Ninty Lions join the top ten, the Longhorns dropped two spots to No. 10. UCF and LSU are outsiders now, falling to No. 11 and No. 12 respectively.
Moving on to Week 3 and the ACC is the only conference to have a full slate of games. The Big 12 will have Baylor hosting Houston while Tulsa will travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State. Big 12 and SEC play will begin on Sept. 26 with the Big Ten following nearly a month later.