With a couple of teams on the bye week and the top of the conference teams playing against some of the bottom feeders of the conference, there were no upsets to shake up this weeks power rankings. The only notable loss in the conference was Sparty losing at home once again to Nebraska. With the Buckeyes on the bye this week, there are a couple of notable match-ups with Leaders Division implications.
1. Ohio State (10-0)- The Buckeyes dominated the worst team in the conference and head into the bye week undefeated.
2. Nebraska (7-2)- Taylor Martinez led the ‘Huskers to a late touchdown to defeat the Spartans at East Lansing. They take on Penn State this weekend at home in hope to extend their winning streak to 4 games.
3. Northwestern (7-2)- The Wildcats had an extra week to prepare for Michigan and a win would put them into second place for the Legends Division. Pat Fitzgerald’s squad will also be rooting for Penn State to knock off Nebraska.
4. Michigan (6-3)- Michigan took care of business versus Minnesota without Denard Robinson, as backup quarterback Devin Gardner tallied three total touchdowns. They’ll need Robinson back this weekend though as they clash with Northwestern at the Big House.
5. Penn State (6-3)- The Nittany Lions rebounded from their loss versus Ohio State in convincing fashion. They hope to shake up the Legends Division this weekend when they take on Nebraska.
6. Wisconsin (6-3)- Wisconsin got the week off and now travel to Indiana to take on a rising Hoosier squad. The Badgers cannot overlook Indiana as they can score with anyone. Yes, it feels very odd saying that.
7. Michigan State (5-5)- Sparty loses another game at home, this time to Nebraska. It seemed as though their schedule was set up for them to succeed this year with most of their big games coming at home, but the Spartans are not who we thought they were.
8. Indiana (4-5)- Indiana is looking to become bowl eligible for the first time since their story book 2007 season.
9. Iowa (4-5)- The Hawkeyes fell to the Hoosiers in the Mediocrity Bowl. They are now in the basement of the B1G.
10. Minnesota (5-4)- Minnesota had their chance to get a marquee win versus Michigan with Shoelace out of the lineup but failed to do so. But on the bright side, they should take care of business versus lowly Illinois this weekend.
11. Purdue (3-6)- It seemed as though Penn State took out their aggression on the Boilermakers. Purdue looks to jump Iowa in next weeks power rankings as the two square off this weekend.
12. Illinois (2-7)- Not much to say here as the Illini are putting up a good case to be recognized as the worst team in the country.