B1G Power Rankings- Week 12

1.) Ohio State (10-0)- Beat Illinois 60-35. A lot of people will complain about 35 points given up (7 of which were from a punt return TD.) The fact that OSU went on the road in a trophy game and scored 60 points and won by 25 should be celebrated and not have to be defended by OSU fans.

2.) Michigan State (9-1)- Beat Nebraska 41-28. A great road win in an intimidating atmosphere. The Spartans continue to improve and look like they are destined to face OSU in the B1G CCG in 3 weeks.

3.) Wisconsin (8-2)- Beat Indiana 51-3. Wisky had 3 RBs go for over 100 yards rushing each. The defense shutdown a potent Indiana offense for the entire game. This was their best and most complete game of the year.

4.) Minnesota (8-2)- Was on a BYE this week.

5.) Nebraska (7-3)- Lost to MSU 41-28. Nebraska did what few have done lately… They scored a lot of points and moved the ball well on the MSU defense. Unfortunately the defense regressed back to early season letdown form.

6.) Penn State (6-4)- Beat Purdue 45-21. Bill O’Brien added a victory to his resume although who hasn’t beaten Purdue?

7.) Iowa (6-4)- Was on a BYE this week.

8.) Michigan (7-3)- Beat Northwestern 27-19. Hey look you won. Then again you looked absolutely dreadful in doing so. The offense is anemic and the defense is worn out with very little depth. They head on the road to face a tough Iowa team before hosting THE GAME in 10 days.

9.) Indiana (4-6)- Lost to Wisconsin 51-3. The Hoosiers got blown out and there is nothing positive to take from this game. The worst part is they go on the road to face the Buckeyes next.

10.) Northwestern (4-6)- Lost to Michigan 27-19. The Wildcats lost another heartbreaker. This time in Triple OT to the much hated Wolverines. Eventually Coach Fitz needs to win some of these games or he will get fired.

11.) Illinois (3-7)- Lost to Ohio State 60-35. Got in the way of the OSU train this week and got run over. Their offense has grown in spades from last year. The defense has a lot of room to improve.

12.) Purdue (1-9)- Lost to Penn State 45-21. Purdue is still in need of a lucky break and something good to happen to turn things in a positive direction. Maybe playing Illinois this week will help?

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