Big Ten poll update: Purdue up, Minnesota in, Indiana out of latest AP poll


Big Ten poll update: Purdue up, Minnesota in, Indiana out of latest AP poll

There were plenty of changes in this week's AP poll after a week of upheaval.

The national headlines belong to Baylor, which vaulted up to No. 1 and owns the top spot in the rankings for the first time in program history. But in the Big Ten, there was tons of shuffling, with Purdue moving up, Wisconsin moving down, Minnesota moving in and Indiana moving out of the top 25.

The Boilermakers moved up to No. 17, a three-spot jump, after a convincing win over the Badgers on Sunday afternoon in West Lafayette. Purdue is one of four teams tied atop the Big Ten standings with a 3-1 league record. Overall, the Boilers are 14-3 with losses to current No. 3 Villanova, current No. 14 Louisville and current No. 24 Minnesota.

The Badgers dropped five spots from No. 13 to No. 18 following their first loss of conference play. Wisconsin sits at 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Badgers' three losses have come against current No. 8 Creighton, current No. 11 North Carolina and current No. 17 Purdue.

The Gophers are into the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 24. After wins this past week over Northwestern and Ohio State, Minnesota is a stellar 15-2 overall record on the year and tied at the top of the Big Ten standings with a 3-1 league mark. The Gophers' lone losses have come against current No. 9 Florida State and Michigan State.

The Hoosiers dropped out of the rankings after a loss last week to the Badgers. That loss to Wisconsin extended Indiana's losing streak to three games, a streak the Hoosiers snapped with a win over Illinois on Saturday. But Indiana sits at 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Indiana also received votes this week, as did Maryland.

Led by 11 Michigan Wolverines, here's a complete list of Big Ten players taken in NFL Draft


Led by 11 Michigan Wolverines, here's a complete list of Big Ten players taken in NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and as is usually the case each year, the Big Ten was once more well represented.

No school had more players picked than Michigan, which saw a program-record 11 players selected by NFL teams.

Ohio State players also made frequent appearances, with seven of them chosen.

Northwestern had two players picked for the third straight draft, while Illinois sent yet another defensive lineman to the pros, the sixth since 2011.

Here's a complete list of the 35 Big Ten products taken in this year's draft.

First round

11. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State, New Orleans Saints
15. Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State, Indianapolis Colts
24. Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State, Oakland Raiders
25. Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan, Cleveland Browns
28. Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan, Dallas Cowboys
30. T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh Steelers
32. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin, New Orleans Saints

Second round

35. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State, Seattle Seahawks
40. Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State, Carolina Panthers
54. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State, Miami Dolphins

Third round

68. Dawuane Smoot, DE, Illinois, Jacksonville Jaguars
70. Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State, Minnesota Vikings
71. Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana, Los Angeles Chargers
74. Chris Wormley, DE, Michigan, Baltimore Ravens
84. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
92. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan, Dallas Cowboys
95. Delano Hill, S, Michigan, Seattle Seahawks
104. C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa, San Francisco 49ers
106. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan, Seattle Seahawks

Fourth round

108. Vince Biedel, LB, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers
109. Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa, Minnesota Vikings
120. Ben Gideon, LB, Michigan, Minnesota Vikings
123. Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State, Washington Redskins
138. Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan, Cincinnati Bengals
139. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan, Kansas City Chiefs

Fifth round

145. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan, Denver Broncos
146. George Kittle, TE, Iowa, San Francisco 49ers
151. Desmond King, CB, Iowa, Los Angeles Chargers
161. Anthony Walker Jr., LB, Northwestern, Indianapolis Colts
175. DeAngelo Yancey, WR, Purdue, Green Bay Packers
184. Nate Gerry, S, Nebraska, Philadelphia Eagles

Sixth round

197. Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan, New York Jets

Seventh round

220. Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE, Northwestern, Minnesota Vikings
222. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota, Jacksonville Jaguars
239. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State, Dallas Cowboys

Northwestern's Anthony Walker Jr. goes to Colts in fifth round of NFL Draft

Northwestern's Anthony Walker Jr. goes to Colts in fifth round of NFL Draft

Anthoyn Walker Jr. became the latest traveler on Northwestern's pipeline to the NFL.

The former Wildcats linebacker was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, going to the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 161 pick.

Walker was the 10th Northwestern player selected in the NFL Draft since Pat Fitzgerald took over as the Cats' head coach ahead of the 2006 season. At least one Northwestern player has been selected in each of the last three drafts.

Walker had a sensational season as a redshirt sophomore in 2015, leading the Big Ten with 122 total tackles. He ranked in the top five nationally with 20.5 tackles for loss, the third most in a single season in program history. Walker was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and was named an AP All-America selection.

As a redshirt junior last season, he ranked second on the team with 105 total tackles and 10 tackles for loss. He also forced four fumbles, recovered two of them, had a pair of sacks, and came away with an interception. He earned All-Big Ten Second and Third Team honors.

Walker joined safety Ibraheim Campbell and defensive end Dean Lowry as Northwestern defensive players chosen since 2015.