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Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 12

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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 10-0 (6-0)
Last Week: W 28-3 at Illinois
Next Game: Michigan State 9-1 (5-1)
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 1.00

2

Iowa Hawkeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 10-0 (6-0)
Last Week: W 40-35 vs. Minnnesota
Next Week: Purdue 3-7 (1-5)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 2 - 2 2 2 2 - 2 2.00

3

Michigan Wolverines (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-2 (5-1)
Last Week: W 48-41 at Indiana
Next Week: at Penn State 7-3 (4-2)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 3 - 4 3 4 3 - 4 3.43

4

Michigan State Spartans (-)

2015 RECORD: 9-1 (5-1)
Last Week: W 24-7 vs. Maryland
Next Week: at Ohio State 10-0 (6-0)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 4 - 4 3 4 3 - 3 3.57

5

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-2 (5-1)
Last Week: BYE
Next Week: Northwestern 8-2 (4-2)


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 - 7 5.43

6

Northwestern Wildcats (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-2 (4-2)
Last Week: W 21-14 vs. Purdue
Next Game: Wisconsin 8-2 (5-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 6 - 6 6 7 7 - 5 5.88

7

Penn State Nittany Lions (-)

2015 RECORD: 7-3 (4-2)
Last Week: BYE
Next Game: Michigan 8-2 (5-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 - 7 7 6 6 - 6 6.57

8

Minnesota Golden Gophers (+1)

2015 RECORD: 4-6 (1-5)
Last Week: L 40-35 at Iowa
Next Game: Illinois 5-5 (2-4)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 8 - 8 8 8 10 - 9 8.57

9

Indiana Hoosiers (+2)

2015 RECORD: 4-6 (0-6)
Last Week: L 48-41 vs. Michigan
Next Game: at Maryland 2-8 (1-5)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 9 - 12 9 11 8 - 11 9.29

10

Illinois Fighting Illini (-2)

2015 RECORD: 5-5 (2-4)
Last Week: L 28-3 vs. Ohio State
Next Game: Minnesota 4-6 (1-5)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 11 - 9 10 9 9 - 10 9.86

11

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 5-6 (3-4)
Last Week: W 31-14 vs. Rutgers
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 10 - 10 12 10 11 - 12 10.71

12

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-7 (1-6)
Last Week: L 31-14 at Nebraska
Next Game: at Army

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 12 - 11 11 13 12 - 11 11.71

13

Maryland Terrapins (-1)

2015 RECORD: 2-8 (0-6)
Last Week: L 24-7 at Michigan State
Next Game: Indiana 4-6 (0-6)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 13 - 13 13 12 13 - 13 12.86

14

Purdue Boilermakers (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-8 (1-5)
Last Week: L 21 - 14 at Northwestern
Next Game: at Iowa 10-0 (6-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 14 - 14 14 14 14 - 14 14.00

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Ohio State 10-0 (6-0)

2. Michigan State 9-1 (5-1)

3. Michigan 8-2 (5-1)

4. Penn State 7-2 (4-2)

5. Rutgers 3-7 (1-5)

T-7. Maryland 2-8 (0-6)

T-7. Indiana 4-6 (0-6)

West Division:

1. Iowa 10-0 (6-0)

2. Wisconsin 8-2 (5-1)

3. Northwestern 8-2 (4-2)

5. Nebraska 4-6 (3-4)

4. Illinois 5-5 (2-4)

6. Minnesota 4-6 (1-5)

7. Purdue 2-8 (1-5)

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Nebraska Football: Huskers Trump Rutgers Scarlet Knights 31-14 in Jersey - Corn Nation
Rutgers would get close at 21-14, but Nebraska finished for the second time in a row to win the game! Woohoo!!!

Takeaways from Michigan's 48-41 Double Overtime Victory at Indiana - Maize n Brew
Jake Rudock may just be alright after all.

Rest of the Nation:

WSU vs. UCLA final score: Cougars defeat No. 18 Bruins, 31-27, on last-minute TD - CougCenter
Luke Falk throws the game-winning TD to Gabe Marks with three seconds remaining.

Sooners Defense Punishes Baylor in 44-34 Win - Crimson And Cream Machine
On a day when the offenses were supposed to shine and points were to come in bunches, the Sooners defense was up to the task.

*****

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