1.) Ohio State (6-0)- Won at Northwestern 40-30. Ohio State had another big victory this time on the road against a very good Northwestern team that may end up being the Legends Division champs.
2.) Northwestern (4-1)- Lost to OSU 40-30. Northwestern played extremely well and had every chance you can to win this game. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans it was another big 4th qtr lead blown and victory slipped away.
3.) Wisconsin (3-2)- Wisconsin was on a bye this week.
4.) Michigan State (4-1)- Won at Iowa 26-14. MSU defense showed up big time and dominated Iowa and the Hawkeyes are no slouch this year. The Spartans dominated in every facet of the game on the road in a very hostile environment. The MSU defense may be the best defense in the country.
5.) Michigan (5-0)- Beat Minnesota 42-13. The score is misleading as TTUN scored 2 TDs in the last 4 mins of the game to make it look like a blowout. The Wolverines offense while not turning the ball over wasn’t exactly impressive. The Gophers were without their HC on the road and kept it close most of the game.
6.) Nebraska (4-1)- Beat Illinois 39-19. The Huskers were without their best player Taylor Martinez again but Ameer Abdullah more than made up for him being gone by rushing 20 times for 225 yards and 2 TDs. The defense showed up and shut down a good Illini offense.
7.) Iowa (4-2)- Lost to MSU 26-13. Iowas offense completely got shut down only getting 23 yards rushing total for the game. You won’t win many B1G games getting shut down in the run game. The defense wasn’t horrible but didn’t make enough plays to win.
8.) Minnesota (4-2)- Lost to TTUN 42-13. The Gophers are an improved team but still don’t have enough play makers to keep up with the best teams in the conference but they are close.
9.) Indiana (3-2)- Beat Penn State 44-24. The offense for the Hoosiers can score on anyone. The question for this team will always be the defense. They will have to consistently beat teams by out scoring them.
10.) Penn State (3-2)- Lost to Indiana 44-24. The lack of depth on this team is problematic. They can’t seem to make the plays they need to right now and are struggling. They host TTUN this week and it is a must win to salvage their season.
11.) Illinois (3-2)- Lost to Nebraska 39-19. The improvement in this team from last year is astronomical but they were just awful last year. They are better across the board but need to make better mental decisions if they want to make a bowl game.
12.) Purdue (1-4)- The Boilermakers had a much needed Bye week. Hopefully they have regrouped and rested and can turn their season around.