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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 6

The Week 6 edition of TCR's Big Ten power rankings.

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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 5-0 (1-0)
Last Week: W 34-27 at Indiana
Next Game: Maryland 2-3 (0-1)

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 1.00

2

Michigan State Spartans (-)

2015 RECORD: 5-0 (1-0)
Last Week: W 24-21 vs. Purdue
Next Game: Rutgers 2-2 (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2.56

T-3

Michigan Wolverines (+1)

2015 RECORD: 4-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 27-0 at Maryland
Next Week: Northwestern 5-0 (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 5 3.33

T-3

Northwestern Wildcats (+2)

2015 RECORD: 5-0 (1-0)
Last Week: W 27-0 vs. Minnesota
Next Game: at Michigan 4-1 (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 2 3 2 4 5 4 4 3 3.33

5

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 5-0 (1-0)
Last Week: W 10-6 at Wisconsin
Next Week: Illinois 4-1 (1-0)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 4.78

6

Wisconsin Badgers (-3)

2015 RECORD: 3-2 (0-1)
Last Week: L 10-6 vs. Iowa
Next Week: at Nebraska 2-3 (0-1)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6.11

7

Illinois Fighting Illini (+4)

2015 RECORD: 4-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 14-13 vs. Nebraska
Next Game: at Iowa 5-0 (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 9 7.11

T-8

Indiana Hoosiers (+2)

2015 RECORD: 4-1 (0-1)
Last Week: L 34-27 vs. Ohio State
Next Game: at Penn State 4-1 (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 11 11 8 8 8 8 8 7 8.78

T-8

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 2-3 (0-1)
Last Week: L 14-13 at Illinois
Next Game: Wisconsin 3-2 (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 8 9 10 10 9 9 8 8.78

10

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-2)

2015 RECORD: 3-2 (0-1)
Last Week: L 27-0 at Northwestern
Next Game: at Purdue 1-4 (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 9 9 10 11 11 12 10 10 10.11

11

Penn State Nittany Lions (-2)

2015 RECORD: 4-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 20-14 vs. Army
Next Game: Indiana 4-1 (0-1)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 10 10 11 9 9 10 11 11 10.22

12

Purdue Boilermakers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-4 (0-1)
Last Week: L 24-21 at Michigan State
Next Game: Minnesota 3-2 (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 11 12 12 12 13 11 12 12 11.89

T-13

Maryland Terrapins (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-3 (0-1)
Last Week: L 28-0 vs. Michigan
Next Game: at Ohio State 5-0 (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 14 14 13 14 12 13 13 14 13.44

T-13

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+1)

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

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 13 13.44

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

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

T-1. Ohio State 5-0 (1-0)

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

T-1. Penn State 4-1 (1-0)

T-5. Indiana 4-1 (0-1)

T-5. Rutgers 2-2 (0-1)

T-5. Maryland 2-3 (0-1)

West Division:

T-1. Northwestern 5-0 (1-0)

T-1. Iowa 5-0 (1-0)

T-1. Illinois 4-1 (1-0)

T-4. Wisconsin 3-2 (0-1)

T-4. Minnesota 3-2 (0-1)

T-4. Nebraska 2-3 (0-1)

T-4. Purdue 1-4 (0-1)

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

MSU 24, Purdue 21: Kneejerk reactions - The Only Colors
MSU escapes against Purdue.

Gophers Dominated by Northwestern in Big Ten Opener - The Daily Gopher
The 16th ranked Northwestern Wildcats were not friendly hosts today as they thoroughly dominated the Golden Gophers 0-27 in each team's Big Ten Opener.

Maryland vs. Michigan final score, with 3 things to know from the Terps' 28-0 loss - Testudo Times

For Maryland, things went from bad to worse.

IOWA 10 - WISCONSIN 6: THE RESURRECTION OF OLD KIRK - Black Heart Gold Pants

New-look Iowa finally breaks through in a decidedly old-school Iowa football game.

Rest of the Nation:

TCU vs. Texas: 5 Things We Learned - Frogs O' War

TCU smoked Texas and nearly pitched a shutout this afternoon, as they improved to 5-0 on the season.

Clemson Defeats Notre Dame: Instant Reaction - Shakin The Southland
Rain, sleet, or snow...Tiger Nation, they show...

Florida 38, Mississippi 10: Gators shock the world by swamping Rebels - Alligator Army
Florida comes out swinging and smothers Ole Miss.

ASU Football: Struggling Sun Devils rise again, stun No. 7 UCLA 38-23 - House of Sparky
Arizona State rose from the dead on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, upsetting the Bruins and jumping back into the Pac-12 race in the process.

*****

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