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Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 7

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A new No. 1 emerges in the TCR Power Rankings.

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T-1

Michigan Wolverines (+2)

2015 RECORD: 5-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 38-0 vs. Northwestern
Next Week: Michigan State 6-0 (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 1 2 1 1 - 1 2 2 1.50

T-1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 6-0 (2-0)
Last Week: W 39-28 vs. Maryland
Next Game: Penn State 5-1 (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
1 2 1 2 2 - 2 1 1 1.50

3

Michigan State Spartans (-1)

2015 RECORD: 6-0 (2-0)
Last Week: W 31-24 at Rutgers
Next Week: at Michigan 5-1 (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 4 3 5 4 - 3 3 3 3.50

4

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 5-0 (1-0)
Last Week: W 29-20 vs. Wisconsin
Next Week: at Northwestern 5-1 (1-1)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 3 4 3 3 - 4 5 5 3.88

5

Northwestern Wildcats (-2)

2015 RECORD: 5-1 (1-1)
Last Week: L 38-0 at Michigan
Next Week: Iowa 6-0 (2-0)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 5 5 4 5 - 5 5 4 4.63

6

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-2 (0-1)
Last Week: W 23-21 at Nebraska
Next Week: Purdue 1-5 (0-2)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6.00

7

Illinois Fighting Illini (-)

2015 RECORD: 4-2 (1-1)
Last Week: L 29-20 at Iowa
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 7 7 8 - 7 8 8 7.38

8

Penn State Nittany Lions (+3)

2015 RECORD: 5-1 (2-0)
Last Week: W 27-9 vs. Indiana
Next Game: at Ohio State 6-0 (2-0)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 8 8 7 - 8 7 7 7.63

9

Minnesota Golden Gophers (+2)

2015 RECORD: 4-2 (1-1)
Last Week: W 41-13 at Purdue
Next Game: Nebraska 2-4 (0-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 9 9 10 9 - 9 9 9 9.13

10

Indiana Hoosiers (-2)

2015 RECORD: 4-2 (0-2)
Last Week: L 29-7 at Penn State
Next Game: Rutgers 2-3 (0-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 11 10 9 11 - 11 10 10 10.25

11

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-3)

2015 RECORD: 2-4 (0-2)
Last Week: L 23-21 vs. Wisconsin
Next Game: at Minnesota 4-2 (1-1)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 10 11 11 10 - 10 11 11 10.63

12

Purdue Boilermakers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-5 (0-2)
Last Week: L 41-13 vs. Minnesota
Next Game: at Wisconsin 4-2 (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 12 12 12 12 - 12 14 14 12.63

13

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+1)

2015 RECORD: 2-3 (0-2)
Last Week: L 31-24 vs. Michigan State
Next Game: at Indiana 4-2 (0-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 14 14 14 - 13 12 12 13.00

14

Maryland Terrapins (-1)

2015 RECORD: 2-4 (0-2)
Last Week: L 49-28 at Ohio State
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 14 13 13 13 - 14 13 13 13.38

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 6-0 (2-0)

T-1. Ohio State 6-0 (2-0)

T-1. Michigan 5-1 (2-0)

T-1. Penn State 5-1 (2-0)

T-5. Indiana 4-2 (0-2)

T-5. Rutgers 2-3 (0-2)

T-5. Maryland 2-4 (0-2)

West Division:

1. Iowa 6-0 (2-0)

T-2. Northwestern 5-1 (1-1)

T-2. Illinois 4-2 (1-1)

T-2. Wisconsin 4-2 (1-1)

T-2. Minnesota 4-2 (1-1)

T-7. Nebraska 2-4 (0-2)

T-7. Purdue 1-5 (0-2)

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Minnesota Football Runs Over Purdue: Final Score 41-13 - The Daily Gopher
That was fun!

IOWA 29, ILLINOIS 20: THE JORDAN CANZERI GAME - Black Heart Gold Pants
Jordan Canzeri had a game for the ages and Iowa is 6-0. The Illinois-Iowa game from the Iowa perspective.

Wisconsin Rips Out What's Left Of Nebraska's Heart 23-21 - Corn Nation
Nebraska lost on the other team's last offensive play AGAIN.

Michigan 38, Northwestern 0: Wolverines Dominate in All Three Phases on Homecoming - Maize n Brew
Another week, another dominating statement to the rest of the Big Ten.

Rest of the Nation:

Texas Longhorns stun Oklahoma Sooners in monumental 24-17 upset - Burnt Orange Nation
The Horns came out looking like an inspired football team, and beat the Sooners.

Deacs Take Down Boston College on the Road, 3-0 - Blogger So Dear
Never apologize for winning.

TCU 52, Kansas State 45: 5 Things We Learned - Frogs O' War
The Frogs came away with a win, and they're 6-0 on the season. That's really all that matters.

No. 5 Utah Tops No. 23 Cal 30-24 in a Thriller - Now lone Pac-12 unbeaten - Block U
No. 5 Utah (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) topped No. 23 Cal (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) 30-24 in a thriller in Salt Lake City, Utah.

*****

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