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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 5

The Week 5 edition of TCR's Big Ten power rankings.

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1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 38-12 vs. Western Michigan
Next Game: at Indiana (4-0)

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 1.00

2

Michigan State Spartans (-1)

2015 RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 30-10 vs. Central Michigan
Next Game: Purdue (1-3)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.11

3

Wisconsin Badgers (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 28-0 vs. Hawaii
Next Game: Iowa (4-0)

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

4

Michigan Wolverines (+1)

2015 RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 31-0 vs. BYU
Next Week: at Maryland (2-2)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 2 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 3.67

5

Northwestern Wildcats (-1)

2015 RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 24-19 vs. Ball State
Next Game: Minnesota (3-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 5 5 4 6 7 6 5 5 5.33

6

Iowa Hawkeyes (+1)

2015 RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 62-16 vs. North Texas
Next Week: at Wisconsin (3-1)


Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 7 6.22

7

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 2-2 (0-0)
Last Week: W 36-28 vs. South Alabama
Next Week: at Illinois (3-1)

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 8 7 6 6.44

8

Minnesota Golden Gophers (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 27-24 vs. Ohio
Next Week: at Northwestern (4-0)
Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
8 8 9 8 8 9 7 8 8 8.11

9

Penn State Nittany Lions (-)

2015 RECORD: 3-1 (1-0)
Last Week: W 37-21 vs. San Diego State
Next Game: Army (1-3)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 9 8 9 9 8 11 10 9 9.11

10

Indiana Hoosiers (+4)

2015 RECORD: 4-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 31-24 vs. Wake Forest
Next Game: Ohio State (4-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 10 10 10 10 11 9 9 10 9.89

11

Illinois Fighting Illini (-1)

2015 RECORD: 3-1 (0-0)
Last Week: W 27-25 vs. Middle Tennessee
Next Game: Nebraska (3-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 10.78

12

Purdue Boilermakers (+1)

2015 RECORD: 1-3 (0-0)
Last Week: L 35-28 vs. Bowling Green
Next Game: at Michigan State (4-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 12 13 12 14 13 12 12 12 12.44

13

Maryland Terrapins (-2)

2015 RECORD: 2-2 (0-0)
Last Week: L 45-6 at West Virginia
Next Game: Michigan (3-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 13 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 12.78

14

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-)

2015 RECORD: 2-2 (0-1)
Last Week: W 27-14 vs. Kansas
Next Game: BYE

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 14 14 14 12 14 14 14 14 13.78

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 4-0

T-1. Indiana 4-0

T-1. Ohio State 4-0

T-4. Michigan 3-1

T-4. Penn State 3-1

T-7. Maryland 2-2

T-7. Rutgers 2-2

West Division:

T-1. Northwestern 4-0

T-1. Iowa 4-0

T-3. Illinois 3-1

T-3. Wisconsin 3-1

T-3. Minnesota 3-1

6. Nebraska 2-2

7. Purdue 1-3

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Bowling Green 35, Purdue 28: More of the Same - Hammer and Rails
Let's face it, Purdue would be lucky to be a mid-level MAC team. But we OWN Indiana State.

Michigan 31, BYU 0: Wolverines Make Statement in Dominating Fashion - Maize n Brew
The Wolverines outclassed the Cougars in absolutely every phase of the game.

Three things we learned from Indiana's victory over Wake Forest - The Crimson Quarry
Indiana made good on Coach Kevin Wilson's offseason promise with some inspired defensive play and, at times, disjointed offense.

Maryland vs. West Virginia final score, with 3 things to know from the Terps' 45-6 loss - Testudo Times
Maryland's monstrosity in Morgantown.

Rest of the Nation:

East Carolina Defeats Virginia Tech 35-28 - Gobbler Country
The Hokies were looking for payback, but the Pirates had the last laugh

It's Better To Be Lucky Than Good: TCU Beats Texas Tech 55-52 - Frogs O' War
In a game that was more back and forth than a tennis match, TCU made the play of the game on forth and goal to hold off Texas Tech and escape Lubbock with a win.

Final: Utah 62, Oregon 20 (yep -- that's correct) - Addicted To Quack
Oregon's season in flux after Utes run through, over, and around Ducks.

*****

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