B1G Power Rankings- Week 8

1.) Ohio State (7-0)- Beat Iowa 34-24. Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde were unstoppable. The Defense was not ready for the offense Iowa used early on with 3 TEs. They made adjustments and ended up pulling away for a big Homecoming win.

2.) Michigan State (6-1)- Beat Purdue 14-0. They held Purdue to 226 yards and 0 points. The problem is they were barely better on offense. Mustering a pathetic 294 yards and 14 points against a horrible Purdue.

3.) Wisconsin (5-2)- Beat Illinois 56-32. That run game they have is top notch. The defense is pretty great as well. They are well coached and well prepared. They are a referee bad call from 6-1.

4.) Nebraska (5-1)- Nebraska was on a BYE this last weekend.

5.) Penn State (4-2)- Penn State was on a BYE this last weekend.

6.) Michigan (6-1)- Beat Indiana 63-47. When Devin Gardner is on he is really good. When he is off he is really bad. He is just too inconsistent right now. That defense is not very good this year which is the biggest surprise to me.

7.) Minnesota (5-2)- Beat Northwestern 20-17. Coach Jerry Kill made an emotional halftime speech that fired up the Gophers and helped them secure a big win over a previously ranked Wildcat team.

8.) Iowa (4-3)- Lost to Ohio State 34-24. Iowa had a great game plan and led early in this game. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes OSU made adjustments and pulled away to win.

9.) Indiana (3-4)- Lost to Michigan 63-47. The Indiana defense is just flat pathetic. Their offense keeps them in games and even wins them games. They were within 2 points with just a few mins left in this Michigan game before falling apart in the end.

10.) Northwestern (4-3)- Lost to Minnesota 20-17. The Wildcats are in a free fall since their emotional loss to Ohio State 3 weeks ago. They better right the ship fast before their season is lost.

11.) Illinois (3-3)- Lost to Wisconsin 56-32. Illinois just couldn’t stop the Wisconsin Offense. The Illini are better than they were last year for sure. They are going to need to work hard to get bowl eligible.

12.) Purdue (1-6)- Lost to Michigan State 14-0. Purdue had a good defensive showing although they were playing an awful offense. Their season is lost and they will need to rebuild going forward.

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