Three Big Ten teams made Bill Connelly’s updated list for the SP+ rankings, the ESPN analyst ranking two teams from the conference among his top six teams.

It isn’t a surprise to see Ohio State, No.3 in the AP Top 25 Poll and 4-0 on the season, leads the way in Connelly’s Sunday update. Following the Buckeyes at No. 6 is Wisconsin, who is 2-1 and seemed to have played only once since Columbus Day (an exaggeration but not by much).

Wisconsin lost on Nov. 21 to Northwestern, 17-7.

A look at who Connelly included in his SP+ rankings:

No. 3 Ohio State

No. 6 Wisconsin

No. 18 Iowa

The next tier of Big Ten representation is Indiana (No. 28) and Northwestern (No. 34). Both teams are ranked in the top 20 of the AP Poll, a bit of a discrepancy between the AP Poll and SP+.

According to Connelly, “SP+ is intended to be predictive and forward-facing.”

“It is not a résumé ranking that gives credit for big wins or particularly brave scheduling — no good predictive system is,” Connelly once wrote in defining his system.

“It is simply a measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football. If you’re lucky or unimpressive in a win, your rating will probably fall. If you’re strong and unlucky in a loss, it will probably rise.”