Big Ten Power Ratings & Top 25 -- Week 9

Where do the Wolverines rank this week?

Big Ten Power Ratings

1) MICHIGAN

If Wolverines beat Penn State this week, a Rose Bowl appearance might be their worst case scenario.

2) OHIO STATE

Was what happened in West Lafayette their now perennial brain fart, or something else?

3) PENN STATE

Still has a shot at a prestigious bowl if it wins out.

4) IOWA

Nathan Stanley picked about the worst time to play his worst game of the season.

5) NORTHWESTERN

Who would've guessed after blowing a 21-3 lead to Akron the Wildcats would go into November controlling their own destiny in the Big Ten West?

6) MICHIGAN STATE

Rocky Lombardi was outstanding in his first career start at quarterback.

7) PURDUE

You can't have your 5th-year senior quarterback getting out-played by a guy making his first collegiate start if you're a championship team.

8) WISCONSIN

Badgers now have three losses with road games at Penn State and Purdue still on the schedule.

9) MARYLAND

One win away from bowl eligibility.

10) NEBRASKA

Nothing to be gleaned from blowing out Bethune-Cookman.

11) MINNESOTA

Can equal last season's win total by beating Illinois this week.

12) INDIANA

Looked down at their jerseys, and realized they still say "Indiana" so it's time for hoops season.

13) ILLINOIS

Averaged over 7 yards/play on offense against Maryland, and still lost by 30 points.

14) RUTGERS

It's almost over. Then the basketball beatdowns begin.

If I had a vote on the College Football Playoff Committee

1) ALABAMA

2) CLEMSON

3) LSU

4) NOTRE DAME

5) MICHIGAN

6) GEORGIA

7) OKLAHOMA

8) WASHINGTON STATE

9) KENTUCKY

10) OHIO STATE

11) FLORIDA

12) TEXAS

13) PENN STATE

14) CENTRAL FLORIDA

15) WEST VIRGINIA

16) UTAH

17) IOWA

18) HOUSTON

19) FRESNO STATE

20) VIRGINIA

21) SYRACUSE

22) UTAH STATE

23) MISSISSIPPI STATE

24) TEXAS A&M

25) NORTHWESTERN

Updated Big Ten bowl projections:

COTTON BOWL/CFB PLAYOFF--Michigan

ROSE BOWL--Ohio State

CITRUS BOWL--Iowa

OUTBACK BOWL--Penn State

HOLIDAY BOWL--Purdue

TAXSLAYER BOWL--Wisconsin

PINSTRIPE BOWL--Michigan State

SAN FRANCISCO BOWL--Northwestern

QUICK LANE BOWL--Maryland

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