Big Ten Power Rankings
FanIQ Big 10 Power Rankings: Week 7
12. Illinois (2-4, 0-2 B10, LW: No. 12) – The Illini were in the game against Wisconsin until the 4th quarter. QB Nathan Scheelhaase gave fans a glimpse of what he can do but the rest of the team needs to step it up.
Next up: at #25 Michigan, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN or ABC).
11. Indiana (2-3, 0-2, LW: No. 11) – Indiana had Michigan State on the ropes until a 2nd half collapse ended their upset bid. QB Cameron Coffman put up great numbers against the toughest defense he’s seen yet.
Next up: vs #8 Ohio State, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).
10. Minnesota (4-1, 0-1, LW: No. 10) – The bye week came at a nice time for the Gophers as they hope their QB MarQueis Gray will be able to return for their Big Ten opener. Their defense needs to show some resolve after being called out by head coach Jerry Kill.
Next up: vs Northwestern, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
9. Iowa (3-2, 1-0, LW: No. 9) – The bye week may have come at a bad time for a Hawkeye team that finally had some momentum in its favor. RB Mark Weisman looks to continue his torrid stretch in East Lansing.
Next up: at Michigan State, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN).
8. Purdue (3-2, 0-1, LW: No. 4) – Michigan had their way with the Purdue defense as the Boilers need to go back to the drawing board to prepare for their biggest game of the year. The only positive was the return of fan favorite QB Robert Marve. A win against Wisconsin will do wonders for a team that needs to believe it can get to Indy (no matter if they deserve it or not).
Next up: vs Wisconsin, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).
7. Wisconsin (4-2, 1-1, LW: No. 7) – QB Joel Stave threw for 2 TDs and offensive sidekicks RB Montee Ball and WR Jared Abbrederis chipped in good performances as well. Wisconsin looks to put itself in the driver’s seat for the Leaders division as they face their only roadblock to Indy.
Next up: at Purdue, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).