Big Ten Power Ratings (with ESPN FPI win projection information)
1) OHIO STATE
Buckeyes are 72% or higher to win every game the rest of the way.
2) PENN STATE
81% odds or higher to win every game the rest of the way except for the toss up at Ann Arbor.
Are given 70% odds to win each of the next two games against Wisconsin and Sparty, which would change the perception of the program as an underachiever.
Projected to easily sweep West Division foes, but given low odds of beating either Michigan or Penn State on the road.
Now favored to finish with 10 wins, when Hawkeyes' win total coming into the season was just 7.5.
Has two toss-up games left, so their forecast is still murky.
Dramatically changed their forecast with last week's win in East Lansing.
Another team with multiple toss up games and thus a murky forecast.
9) MICHIGAN STATE
Looking at a three-game losing streak according to ESPN FPI.
See Maryland and Purdue.
Two weeks ago was projected to finish 8-4, now 6-6 is the best case scenario.
Not projected to win another game.
Currently only favored against Bethune Cookman rest of the way.
Has single digits odds of victory in every game rest of the way.
A Key Power Rating Metric
And you want to put those numbers in a strength of schedule context
If I had a vote in the AP Poll
2) OHIO STATE
4) NOTRE DAME
7) PENN STATE
14) WEST VIRGINIA
15) MIAMI, FL
16) CENTRAL FLORIDA
18) MISSISSIPPI STATE
20) N.C. STATE
22) TEXAS A&M