Week 3 Big Ten Power Ratings & Top 25

Where do the Wolverines rank this week?

All ratings done based on your total body of work so far this season, while considering preseason expectations as well as strength of schedule.

Big Ten Power Ratings

1) Ohio State (3-0)

With All-America Nick Bosa injured and on the sidelines in street clothes, the Buckeyes launched a three-touchdown blitzkrieg in four minutes to erase an 8-point deficit against TCU.

2) Penn State (3-0)

In his last 10 quarters, K.J. Hamler has 13 touches for 306 total yards as an all-purpose player. And yes, that is good.

3) Iowa (3-0)

So far this season, Iowa's defense has allowed a grand total of 24 points and 135 yards rushing.

4) Michigan (2-1)

Wolverines have scored 40+ points in consecutive games for the third time in the Harbaugh era.

5) Wisconsin (2-1)

,First home loss to an unranked non-conference opponent since 2003, despite the fact BYU's starting quarterback only had 89 yards passing.

6) Michigan State (1-1)

Given the carnage around the league, picked a good time to have a bye.

7) Maryland (2-1)

You almost never lose when you get a pick six and a punt block for a touchdown in the same game, but the Terps did. At home. By 28 points. To a previously winless group of five team.

8) Indiana (3-0)

Hoosiers did exactly what they needed to do in the non-conference, and are now halfway to bowl eligibility.

9) Minnesota (3-0)

Next five games will show us how improved they are: @Maryland, Iowa, @Ohio State, @Nebraska, and Indiana. If they can get at least two wins, they'll be bowl eligible.

10) Northwestern (1-2)

Led Akron, 21-3, at the half. Then became the first Big Ten team to lose to the Zips since Teddy Roosevelt was still a roughrider -- 1894.

11) Purdue (0-3)

David Blough set the Big Ten single-game total offense record with 588 yards, but the Boilermakers still lost and are now 0-3 -- all losses at home.

12) Nebraska (0-2)

0-2 for the first time since 1957. Has also lost six in a row going back to last season.

13) Illinois (2-1)

Progress? Last year the Illini lost to South Florida by 24, this year by six. If you're an Illini fan, you'll take what you can get.

14) Rutgers (1-2)

Committed six turnovers and surrendered over 400 yards rushing in a blowout loss to lowly Kansas, which hadn't won consecutive games since 2009.

If I Had a Vote in the AP Poll

1) Alabama (3-0)

2) Georgia (3-0)

3) LSU (3-0)

4) Ohio State (3-0)

5) Clemson (3-0)

6) Oklahoma (3-0)

7) Auburn (2-1)

8) Mississippi State (3-0)

9) Washington (2-1)

10) Stanford (3-0)

11) Notre Dame (3-0)

12) Penn State (3-0)

13) Virginia Tech (2-0)

14) Oklahoma State (3-0)

15) Texas A&M (2-1)

16) TCU (2-1)

17) Central Florida (2-0)

18) Iowa (3-0)

19) Miami (2-1)

20) Michigan (2-1)

21) West Virginia (2-0)

22) Boston College (3-0)

23) Duke (3-0)

24) Kentucky (3-0)

25) BYU (2-1)

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