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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 3

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The Week 3 edition of TCR's Big Ten power rankings.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings:

1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 38-0 vs Hawaii
Next Game: vs. Northern Illinois (2-0)

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: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 31-28 vs. No. 7 Oregon
Next Game: vs. Air Force (2-0)

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

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 58-0 vs. Miami (OH)
Next Game: Troy (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 - 3.00

4

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 23-20 (OT) at Colorado St
Next Game: Kent State (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 6 5 4 5 4 4 4 - 4.50

5

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 48-9 vs. South Alabama
Next Game: Miami (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 4 4 5 4 5 5 6 - 4.75

6

Northwestern Wildcats (+1)

2015 RECORD: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 41-0 vs. Eastern Illinois
Next Game: at Duke (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 5 6 6 6 8 7 7 - 6.50

7

Michigan Wolverines (+1)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 35-7 vs. Oregon State
Next Week: UNLV (0-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 8 7 8 7 6 6 5 - 6.63

8

Iowa Hawkeyes (-2)

2015 RECORD: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 31-17 at Iowa State
Next Week: Pittsburgh (2-0)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 7 8 7 9 7 9 9 - 8.13

9

Illinois Fighting Illini (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 44-0 vs. Western Illinois
Next Game: at North Carolina (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 9 9 9 8 9 8 8 - 8.50

10

Purdue Boilermakers (+3)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 38-14 vs. Indiana State
Next Game: Virginia Tech (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 11 12 12 10 10 10 10 - 10.63

11

Penn State Nittany Lions (+1)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 27-14 vs. Buffalo
Next Game: Rutgers (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 - 10.75

12

Maryland Terrapins (-2)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 48-27 vs. Bowling Green
Next Game: USF (1-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 12 11 11 13 13 12 12 - 11.88

13

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-2)

2015 RECORD: 1-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 37-34 vs. Washington State
Next Game: at Penn State (1-1)

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

14

Indiana Hoosiers (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 36-22 vs. Florida International
Next Game: Western Kentucky (2-0)

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

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 2-0

T-1. Indiana 2-0

T-1. Ohio State 2-0

T-7. Rutgers 1-1

T-7. Maryland 1-1

T-7. Michigan 1-1

T-7. Penn State 1-1

West Division:

T-1. Illinois 2-0

T-1. Northwestern 2-0

T-1. Iowa 2-0

T-7. Wisconsin 1-1

T-7. Minnesota 1-1

T-7. Nebraska 1-1

T-7. Purdue 1-1

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Michigan Wolverines 35, Oregon State 7: Smith Has a Huge Day in Harbaugh's Homecoming - Maize n Brew
After early struggles, the Wolverines pretty much dominated the rest of the game.

Maryland-Bowling Green final score: 3 things to know from the Terps' 48-27 loss. - Testudo Times
MAC team annihilates Maryland at Byrd Stadium.

2015 Ohio State vs. Hawaii final score, 3 things to know from OSU's 38-0 win - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Silver Bullets were the highlight of an otherwise uneven performance by the Buckeyes.

Washington State Game Recap - On the Banks

Kneejerk Reactions: MSU 31, Oregon 28 - The Only Colors
The end was a little scarier than some of us would have liked, but Michigan State walks away from the biggest game in Spartan Stadium in decades with a win.

Rest of the Nation:

Auburn Escapes Jacksonville State with a 27-20 Overtime Victory - College and Magnolia
Auburn escapes the worst played Auburn game I can ever remember.

Toledo Rockets 16, Arkansas Razorbacks 12: Uncommon Disaster - Arkansas Fight
I know a lot of people will complain about Little Rock and War Memorial Stadium, but this is on the team. It's on the coaches and the players. This result shouldn't happen if the game was played in the Mud Bowl from Friday Night Lights

Virginia vs. Notre Dame FINAL SCORE: Irish win 34-27 - Streaking The Lawn
Matt Johns's stellar performance not enough as Hoos drop heartbreaker.

Sooners Come Out Victorious in Rocky Top : Instant Reaction - Crimson And Cream Machine
The Sooners came back from 17-0 to defeat Tennessee, 31-24 in double freakin' overtime. Baker Mayfield tied the game on fourth and goal with a little under a minute left...

*****

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