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2015 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 2

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The Week 2 edition of TCR's Big Ten power rankings.

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings:

1

Ohio State Buckeyes (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 42-17 @ Virginia Tech
Next Game: Hawaii (1-0)

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: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 37-24 vs. Western Michigan
Next Game: No. 7 Oregon (1-0)

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: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 35-17 vs. No. 3 Alabama
Next Game: Miami (OH) (1-0)

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

4

Minnesota Golden Gophers (+3)

2015 RECORD: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 23-17 vs. No. 2 TCU
Next Game: @ Colorado State (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 - 3.75

5

Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

2015 RECORD: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 33-28 vs. BYU
Next Game: South Alabama (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 - 5.00

6

Iowa Hawkeyes (+2)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 31-14 vs. Illinois State
Next Game: @ Iowa State (1-0)

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

7

Northwestern Wildcats (+5)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 16-6 vs. No. 21 Stanford
Next Game: Eastern Illinois (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
6 8 8 7 6 9 6 6 - 7.00

8

Michigan Wolverines (-2)

2015 RECORD: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 24-17 @ Utah
Next Week: Oregon State (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
7 9 7 8 8 7 8 8 - 7.75

9

Illinois Fighting Illini (+1)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 52-3 vs. Kent State
Next Game: Western Illinois (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
9 10 9 9 9 8 9 9 - 9.00

10

Maryland Terrapins (-1)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 50-21 vs. Richmond
Next Game: Bowling Green (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
10 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 - 9.63

11

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 63-13 vs. Norfolk State
Next Game: Washington State (0-1)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
11 11 12 12 11 11 11 12 - 11.38

12

Penn State Nittany Lions (-7)

2015 RECORD: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 27-10 @ Temple
Next Game Buffalo (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11 - 11.63

13

Purdue Boilermakers (-)

2015 RECORD: 0-1 (0-0)
Last Week: L 41-31 @ Marshall
Next Game: Indiana State (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
14 13 13 13 14 13 13 13 - 13.25

14

Indiana Hoosiers (-)

2015 RECORD: 1-0 (0-0)
Last Week: W 48-47 vs. Southern Illinois
Next Game: Florida International (1-0)

Jim Vainisi Matt Silich Mark Primiano Brandon Cain Trevor Vallese Brad Repplinger Bryce Smith Graham Hooten Grant Labedz AVERAGE
13 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 - 13.75

*****

Big Ten Standings:

East Division:

T-1. Michigan State 1-0

T-1. Rutgers 1-0

T-1. Indiana 1-0

T-1. Ohio State 1-0

T-1. Maryland 1-0

T-7. Michigan 0-1

T-7. Penn State 0-1

West Division:

T-1. Illinois 1-0

T-1. Northwestern 1-0

T-1. Iowa 1-0

T-7. Wisconsin 0-1

T-7. Minnesota 0-1

T-7. Nebraska 0-1

T-7. Purdue 0-1

*****

Weekend Recap:

Big Ten:

Utah 24, Michigan 17: Wolverines Sloppy on Offense in Jim Harbaugh's Debut - Maize n Brew
Turnover problems from last season lingered into week one of the 2015 campaign.

Minnesota Football: The Monday Perspective and Gopher Football Expectations - The Daily Gopher
Reevaluating expectations in Minnesota after the Gopher's loss to TCU.

Northwestern-Stanford: How should we adjust season expectations? - Inside NU
Has the rebuilding process ended a year early in Evanston?

Nebraska Loses To BYU 33-28 On Last Second Hail Mary - Corn Nation
The Cornhuskers appeared to have the game in hand, and then BYU won with one second on the clock.

Hey, Wha Happen: Temple 27, Penn State 10 - Black Shoe Diaries
We all know what happened, but let's talk about it

Indiana escapes upset-minded Salukis, 48-47 - The Crimson Quarry
3 thoughts on Indiana's near embarrassment to an FCS team that went 6-6 last season. But who's counting?

Rest of the Nation:

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels recap & final score: Gamecocks win 17-13 - Garnet And Black Attack
Shon Carson's 4th quarter touchdown and Skai Moore's end-zone interception with less than four minutes remaining led the Gamecocks to victory.

Kansas Jayhawks sleepwalk in first half, unable to complete comeback - Rock Chalk Talk
The Jayhawks dug themselves too deep a hole to climb out during an atrocious first half.

The Morning After: UCLA vs Virginia - Bruins Nation
It was a very good start. Just a start, mind you, but still a very good one. And if the coaching staff can develop players who believe in their own potential and can self motivate to reach that level, then we may be ready to take that next step up.

*****

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