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Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 9

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The middle of the pack is dividing.

Eew.
Eew.
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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-0 (4-0)
Last Week: W 42-7 at Rutgers
Next Game: BYE
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 1 1.00

2

Michigan State Spartans (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-0 (4-0)
Last Week: W 52-26 vs. Indiana
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 3 2 - 2 - 2 2 2 2.38

3

Iowa Hawkeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 7-0 (3-0)
Last Week: BYE
Next Week: Maryland 2-5 (0-3)


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

4

Michigan Wolverines (-)

2015 RECORD: 5-2 (2-1)
Last Week: BYE
Next Week: at Minnesota 4-3 (1-2)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 4 4 - 4 3 4 4 3 3.50

5

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 6-2 (3-1)
Last Week: W 24-13 at Illinois
Next Week: Rutgers 3-4 (1-3)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 5 5 - 5 5 5 5 5 5.00

6

Northwestern Wildcats (+1)

2015 RECORD: 6-2 (2-2)
Last Week: W 30-28 at Nebraska
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 6 6 - 6 6 6 6 6 6.13

7

Illinois Fighting Illini (-1)

2015 RECORD: 4-3 (1-2)
Last Week: L 24-13 vs. Wisconsin
Next Week: at Penn State (6-2)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 7 7 - 7 7 7 7 7 6.88

T-8

Penn State Nittany Lions (+1)

2015 RECORD: 6-2 (3-1)
Last Week: W 31-30 vs. Maryland
Next Game: Illinois 4-3 (1-2)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 9 9 - 8 8 9 9 8 8.75

T-8

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-5 (1-3)
Last Week: L 30-28 vs. Northwestern
Next Game: at Purdue 1-6 (0-3)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 8 8 - 9 9 8 10 9 8.75

10

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-)

2015 RECORD: 4-3 (1-2)
Last Week: BYE
Next Game: Michigan 5-2 (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 10 10 - 10 11 10 11 10 10.00

11

Indiana Hoosiers (+1)

2015 RECORD: 4-4 (0-4)
Last Week: L 52-26 at Michigan State
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 12 11 - 11 10 11 8 11 10.50

12

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-1)

2015 RECORD: 3-4 (1-3)
Last Week: L 49-7 at Ohio State
Next Game: at Wisconsin 6-2 (3-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 12 - 12 12 12 12 12 12.13

13

Purdue Boilermakers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-6 (0-3)
Last Week: L 24-7 at Wisconsin
Next Game: Nebraska 3-5 (1-3)

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

14

Maryland Terrapins (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-5 (0-3)
Last Week: L 31-30 at Penn State
Next Game: at Iowa 7-0 (3-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 12 14
13 13 14 14 14 13.50

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 8-0 (4-0)

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

3. Penn State 6-2 (3-1)

4. Michigan 5-2 (2-1)

5. Rutgers 3-4 (1-3)

T-7. Maryland 2-5 (0-3)

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

West Division:

1. Iowa 7-0 (3-0)

2. Wisconsin 5-2 (3-1)

3. Northwestern 6-2 (2-2)

T-4. Illinois 4-3 (1-2)

T-4. Minnesota 4-2 (1-2)

6. Nebraska 3-5 (1-3)

7. Purdue 1-6 (0-3)

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Northwestern-Nebraska final score: The Wildcats become bowl eligible - Inside NU
For the first time in two seasons, Northwestern will go to a bowl game.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Three things we learned from the Badgers' 24-13 win - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Bucky's 5th Quarter's analysis from Wisconsin's win over Illinois.

Michigan State 52, Indiana 26: Seven things to know from another Hoosier heartbreaker - The Crimson Quarry
Well. That seemed familiar.

Quick Recap: Penn State Beats Maryland, 31-30 - Black Shoe Diaries
The Nittany Lions are now bowl eligible. Woooooooo.

2015 Ohio State vs. Rutgers final score, with 3 things to know from OSU's dominant 49-7 win - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes were an unstoppable force, walking all over the Scarlet Knights.

Rest of the Nation:

INSTANT RECAP: Oklahoma State 58, Kansas 10 - Cowboys Ride For Free

On what turned into a somber day, the Cowboys didn't mess around.

Vanderbilt Defense Stifles Missouri, McCrary Comes Back to Lead Mason's First SEC Win 10-3 - Anchor Of Gold
Missouri and Vanderbilt put on a defensive clinic, but in the end the Commodores were too much for a disheveled Tiger team. The 10-3 victory was Derek Mason's first SEC win as the 'Dores head coach.

Resilience - From The Rumble Seat
Resilience. The one word that came to mind after a legendary win for the Georgia Tech Football program.

USC Trojans win big at home against the Utah Utes in convincing fashion - Conquest Chronicles
After losing two straight games and dropping to 3-3 the USC Trojans came roaring back with a huge win over the third ranked team in the nation, the Utah Utes. The Trojans ran the ball well, and Cam Smith had 3 interceptions.

*****

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