Big Ten Power Ratings
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.
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.
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.
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.
From preseason No. 4 in the AP Poll to this -- no way to spin it, this is the most disappointing team of 2018.
The good news: one win away from bowl eligibility. The bad news: the schedule down the stretch will make obtaining that sixth win difficult.
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.
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
3) NOTRE DAME
7) WASHINGTON STATE
8) WEST VIRGINIA
9) OHIO STATE
11) CENTRAL FLORIDA
12) BOSTON COLLEGE
16) MISSISSIPPI STATE
18) IOWA STATE
20) MICHIGAN STATE
21) N.C. STATE
22) PENN STATE
23) FRESNO STATE
25) UTAH STATE
My Heisman ballot
1) Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 2) Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, 3) Gardner Minshew, Washington State
Big Ten bowl projections
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)