Northwestern is ranked for the first time since Week 7, when the Wildcats lost to Iowa at home.
Northwestern remains the sixth-highest ranked Big Ten team though, directly behind Wisconsin (23). Also ranked ahead of the Wildcats are Ohio State (2), Iowa (8), Michigan State (14) and Michigan (15).
The Spartans fell after losing at Nebraska Saturday night. The Buckeyes were jumped at the top of the poll by Clemson, who beat Florida State.
Here's the bottom five of the poll: