Big Ten Power Ratings & Top 25 Week 6

Where do the Wolverines rank this week?

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.

3) MICHIGAN

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.

4) WISCONSIN

Projected to easily sweep West Division foes, but given low odds of beating either Michigan or Penn State on the road.

5) IOWA

Now favored to finish with 10 wins, when Hawkeyes' win total coming into the season was just 7.5.

6) MARYLAND

Has two toss-up games left, so their forecast is still murky.

7) NORTHWESTERN

Dramatically changed their forecast with last week's win in East Lansing.

8) PURDUE

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.

10) INDIANA

See Maryland and Purdue.

11) MINNESOTA

Two weeks ago was projected to finish 8-4, now 6-6 is the best case scenario.

12) ILLINOIS

Not projected to win another game.

13) NEBRASKA

Currently only favored against Bethune Cookman rest of the way.

14) RUTGERS

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

1) ALABAMA

2) OHIO STATE

3) GEORGIA

4) NOTRE DAME

5) CLEMSON

6) TEXAS

7) PENN STATE

8) LSU

9) FLORIDA

10) OKLAHOMA

11) WASHINGTON

12) KENTUCKY

13) MICHIGAN

14) WEST VIRGINIA

15) MIAMI, FL

16) CENTRAL FLORIDA

17) WISCONSIN

18) MISSISSIPPI STATE

19) AUBURN

20) N.C. STATE

21) COLORADO

22) TEXAS A&M

23) IOWA

24) CINCINNATI

25) OREGON

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