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Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 11

Nebraska shakes up the rankings.

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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 9-0 (5-0)
Last Week: W 28-14 vs. Minnesota
Next Game: at Illinois 5-4 (2-3)
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

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 9-0 (5-0)
Last Week: W 35-27 at Indiana
Next Week: Minnesota 4-5 (1-4)


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 2.00

3

Michigan Wolverines (+1)

2015 RECORD: 7-2 (4-1)
Last Week: W 49-16 at Rutgers
Next Week: at Indiana 4-5 (0-5)


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

4

Michigan State Spartans (-2)

2015 RECORD: 8-1 (4-1)
Last Week: L 39-38 at Nebraska
Next Week: Maryland 2-7 (0-5)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 4 3 4 5 5 4 4 4 3.63

5

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 8-2 (5-1)
Last Week: W 31-24 at Maryland
Next Week: BYE


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

Northwestern Wildcats (+1)

2015 RECORD: 6-2 (2-2)
Last Week: W 23-21 vs. Penn State
Next Game: at Purdue 2-7 (0-5)

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 6 5.88

7

Penn State Nittany Lions (-1)

2015 RECORD: 7-3 (4-2)
Last Week: L 23-21 at Northwestern
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 7 7 7 7 7.00

8

Illinois Fighting Illini (+2)

2015 RECORD: 5-4 (2-3)
Last Week: W 48-14 at Purdue
Next Game: Ohio State 9-0 (5-0)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 8 - 8 8 8 8 8 8.00

9

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 4-5 (1-4)
Last Week: L 28-14 at Ohio State
Next Game: at Iowa 9-0 (5-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 10 9 - 11 10 9 9 10 9.63

10

Nebraska Cornhuskers (+2)

2015 RECORD: 4-6 (2-4)
Last Week: W 39-38 vs. Michigan State
Next Game: at Rutgers 3-6 (1-4)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 9 10 - 9 11 11 10 9 10.00

11

Indiana Hoosiers (-)

2015 RECORD: 4-5 (0-5)
Last Week: L 35-27 vs. Iowa
Next Game: Michigan 7-2 (4-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 11 11 - 10 9 10 11 11 10.38

T-12

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+1)

2015 RECORD: 3-5 (1-5)
Last Week: L 49-16 at Michigan
Next Game: Nebraska 4-6 (2-3)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 12 - 12 13 13 13 12 12.50

T-12

Maryland Terrapins (+1)

2015 RECORD: 2-7 (0-5)
Last Week: L 31-24 vs. Wisconsin
Next Game: at Michigan State 8-1 (4-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 12 - 12 13 13 13 12 12.50

14

Purdue Boilermakers (-5)

2015 RECORD: 2-7 (1-4)
Last Week: L 48-14 vs. Illinois
Next Game: at Northwestern 7-2 (3-2)

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 14.00

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Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Ohio State 9-0 (5-0)

2. Michigan State 8-1 (4-1)

3. Michigan 7-2 (4-1)

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

5. Rutgers 3-6 (1-4)

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

T-7. Indiana 4-5 (0-5)

West Division:

1. Iowa 9-0 (5-0)

2. Wisconsin 7-2 (4-1)

3. Northwestern 7-2 (3-2)

4. Illinois 5-4 (2-3)

5.. Minnesota 4-5 (1-4)

6. Nebraska 4-6 (2-4)

7. Purdue 2-7 (1-4)

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Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

IOWA 35 - INDIANA 27: PROFILES IN COURAGE - Black Heart Gold Pants
We might look back on this as the C.J. Beathard game. It would be appropriate.

Recap: Michigan State Falls 39-38 vs. Nebraska - The Only Colors
Well, to say it was an upset is an understatement, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeat the Michigan State Spartans 39-38, and ruin MSU's undefeated streak.

Rest of the Nation:

UNC 66 Duke 31: Game Analysis - Tar Heel Blog
Dismantled.

TCU 29, Oklahoma State 49: 5 Things We Learned - Frogs O' War
Nothing went right for the Frogs today in a complete team meltdown in Stillwater.

Clemson versus Florida State Instant Reaction: Clemson Nation Wins - Shakin The Southland
The not so instant, instant reaction...

Initial Impressions from the LSU Game - Roll 'Bama Roll
Alabama rode a dominant defense to a 30-16 victory.

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