Big Ten Power Ratings & Top 25 -- Week 10

Where do the Wolverines rank this week?

Big Ten Power Ratings

1) MICHIGAN

If the Wolverines were to win out and win the title, their overall statistical profile would be one of the most dominant seasons in this league in recent memory.

2) OHIO STATE

Still one of the most explosive offensive teams in the country, but they have some systemic issues that it will probably take another year of development to address.

3) MICHIGAN STATE

This is quietly one of Mark Dantonio's better coaching jobs, because this team has been decimated by injuries, Brian Lewerke has regressed, and they're still having a decent season.

4) PENN STATE

Nittany Lions' lack of efficiency finally caught up to them, but they've still got a chance to finish 9-3 and get to a pretty good bowl game.

5) PURDUE

I believe Boilermakers have become the best team in the West, but because of that season-opening loss to Northwestern they're likely gonna miss out on Indianapolis.

6) IOWA

Game management mistakes the past two weeks have derailed what was potentially a special season in Iowa City, which has now become their typical solid one.

7) NORTHWESTERN

Toughest team for me to rank this week, because they beat Purdue and Sparty on the field. But their analytics are closer to Illinois. So I split the difference and put them right in the middle.

8) WISCONSIN

From preseason No. 4 in the AP Poll to this -- no way to spin it, this is the most disappointing team of 2018.

9) MARYLAND

The good news: one win away from bowl eligibility. The bad news: the schedule down the stretch will make obtaining that sixth win difficult.

10) NEBRASKA

Scott Frost coaching scared at times, and special teams meltdowns, helped the Huskers snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once more.

11) ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MINNESOTA

These three teams are basically the same.

14) RUTGERS

Could become first Big Ten team to finish last nationally in scoring offense since 1991.

If I had a vote in the CFB Playoff Top 25

1) ALABAMA

2) CLEMSON

3) NOTRE DAME

4) MICHIGAN

5) GEORGIA

6) OKLAHOMA

7) WASHINGTON STATE

8) WEST VIRGINIA

9) OHIO STATE

10) LSU

11) CENTRAL FLORIDA

12) BOSTON COLLEGE

13) KENTUCKY

14) SYRACUSE

15) FLORIDA

16) MISSISSIPPI STATE

17) TEXAS

18) IOWA STATE

19) AUBURN

20) MICHIGAN STATE

21) N.C. STATE

22) PENN STATE

23) FRESNO STATE

24) WASHINGTON

25) UTAH STATE

My Heisman ballot

1) Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 2) Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, 3) Gardner Minshew, Washington State

Big Ten bowl projections

#CFBPlayoff Cotton: Michigan (12-1)

Rose: Ohio St (9-3)

Citrus: Penn St (9-3)

Outback: Sparty (8-4)

Holiday: Iowa (9-3)

Taxslayer: Wisconsin (8-4)

Pinstripe: Purdue (7-5)

San Francisco: Northwestern (7-6)

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