The start of the college football season is about a month-and-a-half away, but the preseason polls are in gear, and the consensus of a series of polls has Ohio State trailing only defending national champion Alabama.â†µ
Iowa, at No. 7, and Wisconsin, at No. 12, also cracked the Top 20 from the Big Ten, while Penn State is just outside at 21st. Nebraska, which will join the Big Ten in 2011, is ranked sixth in the consensus poll.