Week 4 Big Ten Power Ratings & Top 25

Where do the Wolverines rank this week?

All rankings/ratings are based on cumulative team performance in consideration of competition faced thus far.

Big Ten Power Ratings

1) OHIO STATE

Have their most explosive passing game since Troy Smith's Heisman season 12 years ago.

2) PENN STATE

Gets Ohio State at home in a white out, and minus the best defensive player in the conference.

3) WISCONSIN

Alex Hornibrook's sensational fourth quarter saved the Badgers' season.

4) MICHIGAN

The computers love the Wolverines, but I need to see them win a big game before fully buying in.

5) MARYLAND

This high because they have the league's lone non-conference win over a team currently ranked.

6) IOWA

Heartbreaking loss Saturday night, but Hawkeyes will be favored in all but one of their games rest of the way.

7) MICHIGAN STATE

Freshman Jalen Nailor's heroics helped Spartans overcome a stalled running game on the road.

8) INDIANA

There's definitely a drop off after the top 7, and the Hoosiers so far look like the most capable of the second tier.

9) NORTHWESTERN

Immobile quarterbacks + thick-ankled receivers = bad prescription for facing a Don Brown defense.

10) PURDUE

Finally got out of their own way, and finally won a game -- probably not a coincidence.

11) MINNESOTA

After losing top tailback Rodney Smith for the season, has now lost defensive star Antoine Winfield, Jr., too.

12) NEBRASKA

0-3 for the first time since 1945.

13) ILLINOIS

This says it all:

14) RUTGERS

Lost by 29 points at home to a team that had never beaten a Big Ten program before.

If I had a vote in the AP Poll this week

1) ALABAMA

2) GEORGIA

3) LSU

4) OHIO STATE

5) CLEMSON

6) STANFORD

7) PENN STATE

8) AUBURN

9) NOTRE DAME

10) WASHINGTON

11) OKLAHOMA

12) KENTUCKY

13) WEST VIRGINIA

14) BYU

15) WISCONSIN

16) TEXAS

17) MICHIGAN

18) MARYLAND

19) CENTRAL FLORIDA

20) DUKE

21) MIAMI

22) CALIFORNIA

23) OREGON

24) MISSISSIPPI STATE

25) IOWA

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