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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 4

The Week 4 edition of TCR's Big Ten power rankings.

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Power Rankings:

1

Michigan State Spartans (+1)

2015 RECORD: 3-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 35-21 vs. Air Force
Next Game: Central Michigan (1-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 1 2 - 1 2 1 1 2 1.50

1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 20-13 vs. Northern Illinois
Next Game: Western Michigan (1-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 1 2 - 1 2 1 1 1 1.50

3

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 28-3 vs. Troy
Next Game: Hawaii (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
3 3 3 - 4 3 3 4 3 3.25

4

Northwestern Wildcats (+2)

2015 RECORD: 3-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 19-10 at Duke
Next Game: Ball State (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 4 4 - 3 7 4 3 4 4.13

5

Michigan Wolverines (+2)

2015 RECORD: 2-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 28-7 vs. UNLV
Next Game: #22 BYU (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 6 7 - 6 6 5 5 5 5.75

6

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 1-2 (0-0)
Last Week: L 36-33 (OT) at Miami
Next Game: Southern Mississippi (2-1)

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

7

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 3-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 27-24 vs. Pittsburgh
Next Week: North Texas (0-2)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 6 - 5 4 6 7 6 6.00

8

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-4)

2015 RECORD: 2-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 10-7 vs. Kent State
Next Week: Ohio (3-0)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 8 - 8 9 8 8 9 8.25

9

Penn State Nittany Lions (+1)
2015 RECORD: 2-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 28-3 vs. Rutgers
Next Game: vs. San Diego State (1-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 9 9 - 9 8 9 9 8 8.75

10

Illinois Fighting Illini (-1)

2015 RECORD: 2-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 48-14 at North Carolina
Next Game: vs. Middle Tennessee State

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 10 10 - 10 10 10 10 10 10.13

11

Maryland Terrapins (+1)

2015 RECORD: 2-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 35-17 vs. USF
Next Game: at West Virginia (2-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 11 11 - 11 11 11 11 11 10.88

12

Purdue Boilermakers (-2)

2015 RECORD: 1-2 (0-0)
Last Week: L 51-24 vs. Virginia Tech
Next Game: Bowling Green (1-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 13 - 12 12 12 12 13 12.38

13

Indiana Hoosiers (+1)

2015 RECORD: 3-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 38-35 vs. Western Kentucky
Next Game: at Wake Forest (2-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 13 13 - 13 13 13 13 12 12.63

14

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-1)

2015 RECORD: 1-2 (0-1)

Last Week: L 28-3 at Penn State

Next Game: Kansas (0-2)

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

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 3-0

T-1. Indiana 3-0

T-1. Ohio State 3-0

T-4. Maryland 2-1

T-4. Michigan 2-1

T-4. Penn State 2-1

7. Rutgers 1-2

West Division:

T-1. Northwestern 3-0

T-1. Iowa 3-0

T-3 Illinois 2-1

T-3. Wisconsin 2-1

T-3. Minnesota 2-1

T-6. Nebraska 1-2

T-6. Purdue 1-2

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Northwestern-Duke Final Score: Defense, special teams power Wildcats past Duke - Inside NU
It wasn't pretty, but it was another win.

Nebraska Rallies In 4th Quarter, But Falls Short To Miami 36-33 In Overtime - Corn Nation
A manic 4th Quarter comeback by the Huskers goes for naught as the Miami Hurricanes prevail in Overtime Saturday.

Five things we learned from Indiana's 38-35 victory over WKU - The Crimson Quarry
Jordan Howard's ability to close out games, defense and special teams showing up in key moments, a great new helmet, and other highlights from yesterday's thrilling victory in Bloomington.

IOWA 27, PITT 24: KOEHN FOR HEISMAN - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa wins a thriller thanks to of the craziest kicks in Iowa history.

Rest of the Nation:

Cal 45, Texas 44: Golden Bears mess with Longhorns, themselves, our souls - California Golden Blogs
We won then we lost then we lost then we won then we lost then we won...

Reaction: Stanford Upsets Sixth-Ranked USC Trojans With 41-31 Victory - Rule Of Tree
Stanford altered the college football landscape with a commanding win over the sixth-ranked Trojans.

Ole Miss beats Alabama in one of the craziest games we've ever seen - Red Cup Rebellion
The Rebs held off a pair of furious Bama rallies to establish themselves as a legit contender for the national championship.

*****

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