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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 8

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Iowa squirms its way into the top 3.

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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 7-0 (3-0)
Last Week: W 38-10 vs. Penn State
Next Game: at Rutgers 3-3 (1-2)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
1 1 1 2 1 - 2 1 1 1.25

2

Michigan State Spartans (+1)

2015 RECORD: 7-0 (3-0)
Last Week: W 27-23 at Michigan
Next Game: Indiana 4-3 (0-3)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 3 2 1 3 - 1 2 2 2.25

3

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 7-0 (3-0)
Last Week: W 40-10 at Northwestern
Next Week: BYE


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 2 4 3 2 - 4 4 3 3.13

4

Michigan Wolverines (-3)

2015 RECORD: 5-2 (2-1)
Last Week: W 29-20 vs. Wisconsin
Next Week: BYE


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 4 3 4 4 - 3 3 4 3.38

5

Wisconsin Badgers (+1)

2015 RECORD: 5-2 (2-1)
Last Week: W 24-7 vs. Purdue
Next Week: Illinois 4-2 (1-1)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 5 5.13

6

Illinois Fighting Illini (+1)

2015 RECORD: 4-2 (1-1)
Last Week: BYE
Next Week: Wisconsin 5-2 (2-1)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 6 6 6 6 - 6 6 7 6.00

7

Northwestern Wildcats (-2)

2015 RECORD: 5-2 (1-2)
Last Week: L 40-10 vs. Iowa
Next Game: at Nebraska 3-4 (1-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 8 7 7 - 7 7 6 7.25

8

Nebraska Cornhuskers (+3)

2015 RECORD: 3-4 (1-2)
Last Week: W 48-25 at Minnesota
Next Game: Northwestern 5-2 (1-2)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 7 9 9 - 9 9 8 8.13

9

Penn State Nittany Lions (-1)

2015 RECORD: 5-2 (2-1)
Last Week: L 38-10 at Ohio State
Next Game: at Maryland 2-4 (0-2)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 10 9 8 8 - 8 8 9 7.63

10

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 4-3 (1-2)
Last Week: L 48-25 vs. Nebraska
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 9 10 10 10 - 10 10 10 9.75

11

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+2)

2015 RECORD: 3-3 (1-2)
Last Week: W 55-52 at Indiana
Next Game: Ohio State 7-0 (3-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 11 11 11 11 - 11 11 11 11.00

12

Indiana Hoosiers (-2)

2015 RECORD: 4-3 (0-3)
Last Week: L 55-52 vs. Rutgers
Next Game: at Michigan State 7-0 (3-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 13 12 12 - 12 12 12 12.25

13

Purdue Boilermakers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 1-6 (0-3)
Last Week: L 24-7 at Wisconsin
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 12 12 13 14 - 13 13 13 12.88

14

Maryland Terrapins (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-4 (0-2)
Last Week: BYE
Next Game: Penn State 5-2 (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 14 14 14 13 - 14 14 14 13.88

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Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 7-0 (3-0)

T-1. Ohio State 7-0 (3-0)

T-3. Michigan 5-2 (2-1)

T-3. Penn State 5-2 (2-1)

5. Rutgers 2-3 (0-2)

T-7. Maryland 2-4 (0-2)

T-7. Indiana 4-3 (0-3)

West Division:

1. Iowa 7-0 (3-0)

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

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

T-4. Northwestern 5-1 (1-2)

T-4. Minnesota 4-2 (1-2)

T-4. Nebraska 3-4 (1-2)

7. Purdue 1-6 (0-3)

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Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

IOWA 40 - NORTHWESTERN 10: HOPE WE DIDN'T HURT YOUR BOYS TOO BAD - Black Heart Gold Pants
On a day where Northwestern tried to wake the echoes of 1995, Iowa made it look like 1991.

HOLY SH*T // Indiana game recap - On the Banks
WARNING: Hot Take ahead

Minnesota Football: Nebraska Controls Game, Puts Away Gophers 48-25 - The Daily Gopher
There are still plenty of things wrong for the Gophers.

Rest of the Nation:

UCLA Bruins at Stanford Cardinal: Stanford wins big with historic performances - Rule Of Tree
Christian McCaffrey, Francis Owusu, Kevin Hogan, and just about everyone else looked great in Stanford's drubbing of the UCLA Bruins

UNC 50 Wake Forest 14: Recap - Tar Heel Blog
UNC overcame a rough start from Marquise Williams to throttle Wake Forest 50-14

First Impressions: LSU 35-28 Florida - And The Valley Shook
What, did you think an LSU-Florida game would be routine?

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