Big Ten Power Ratings
1) MICHIGAN (7-1)
With Rashan Gary and Tarik Black due back after the bye, Wolverines are getting healthier during a time of the season most programs are dealing with injuries.
2) IOWA (6-1)
Since giving away that game to Wisconsin, Hawkeyes have won their next three by an average of 22 points per game.
3) OHIO STATE (7-1)
Was that just the Buckeyes' annual brain fart game, or a sign of some flaws we've noticed all season finally coming home too roost?
4) PENN STATE (5-2)
Facing the two most physical teams in the league, Iowa and Michigan, in consecutive weeks won't be easy.
5) WISCONSIN (5-2)
Alex Hornibrook posted his fourth sub-50 QBR of the season in a two-interception loss
6) PURDUE (4-3)
Buckeye beatdown was Boilermakers' first win over a top two ranked team in the AP Poll since an upset win over Notre Dame way back in 1984.
7) NORTHWESTERN (4-3)
Found themselves a 100-yard rusher in comeback victory at Rutgers.
8) MICHIGAN STATE (4-3)
Was held to their third-lowest single game total yardage in school history.
9) MARYLAND (4-3)
Kasim Hill has averaged a paltry 36 QBR since that opening week win over Texas.
10) INDIANA (4-4)
Hoosiers 100 plays and over 100 more yards than Penn State -- and still lost. It's just their way.
11) NEBRASKA (1-6)
Finally got its first win of the Scott Frost era.
12) MINNESOTA (3-4)
Joins Rutgers as only team without a conference victory yet.
Had almost as many turnovers against Wisconsin as it previously suffered all season.
Sagarin ranks Scarlet Knights 144th best team -- but there's only 130 teams in the FBS.
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My Top 25 Ballot if I were on the Playoff Committee
4) NOTRE DAME
12) OHIO STATE
13) TEXAS A&M
14) WASHINGTON STATE
15) CENTRAL FLORIDA
16) WEST VIRGINIA
20) PENN STATE
23) N.C. STATE
24) APPALACHIAN STATE
25) SOUTH FLORIDA