B1G Power Rankings- Week 15

1.) Ohio State (12-0)- Beat TTUN 42-41. Win this week against MSU and OSU will play for the National Championship. No pressure right?

2.) Michigan State (11-1)- Beat Minnesota 14-3. It comes down to this for MSU beat OSU in the B1G CCG and go to the Rose Bowl or lose to OSU and go to the Rose Bowl.

3.) Wisconsin (9-3)- Lost to PSU 31-24. A disappointing end to a really good season. Wisconsin will continue to be a top B1G team for many years to come.

4.) Iowa (8-4)- Beat Nebraska 38-17. Kirk Ferentz brought back some magic this year. Every time his seat gets hot he pulls off a good year to save his job. It happened again.

5.) Nebraska (8-4)- Lost to Iowa 38-17. For some reason the Nebraska AD and Chancellor have decided to keep Bo Pelini as their head coach. Until they get rid of him they can expect to stay a 8-10 win team every year. Never a champion.

6.) Minnesota (8-4)- Lost to MSU 14-3. Minnesota is the surprise team of the year no doubt. They have an identity finally. They are a running team that plays ball control and good defense. If Jerry Kill can stay healthy they are a team to reckon with going forward.

7.) Penn State (7-5)- Beat Wisconsin 31-24. Penn State has a lot going for it and with lesser penalties in place they could be a great team in a year or 2. Bill O’Brien is exactly who they needed now they just have to keep him.

8.) Michigan (7-5)- lost to Ohio State 42-41. Brady Hoke cooled his seat and Al Borges saved his job. The disappointing season will keep going as they head to a bowl game.

9.) Northwestern (5-7)- Beat Illinois 37-34. The Wildcats ended their dreadful season on a high note beating their rivals. Coach Fitz has a lot to work on this off season.

10.) Indiana (5-7)- Beat Purdue 56-36. The Hoosiers are a decent team but if they dont find a way to play solid defense then they will never take the next step to being a good or great team.

11.) Illinois (4-8)- Lost to Northwestern 37-34. The Illini improved greatly this year even if the record doesnt show it. They have a ways to go but you can tell they are on the right track.

12.) Purdue (1-11)- Lost to Indiana 56-36. Purdue’s season is over and thank goodness it is.


  1. If someone told me Michigan and Northwestern would end up being the 8th and 9th team in this conference, I would have laughed and told them they were dumb, to their face. Now, I’m just sad both of these teams are below Iowa AND Penn State.

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