Big Ten Power Rankings – Week Three

Three weeks are in the books, and the B1G power rankings continue to fluctuate. After Ohio State looked very human in a close home win against Northern Illinois, they’ve lost a few first place votes to Michigan State. The Spartans have gained ground in the “actual” rankings too – gaining some first place votes in both the AP and coaches polls this week.

Our beloved ‘Cats have moved up a spot, narrowly slipping up past Wisconsin into third. After a road win in Durham on Saturday morning, Stanford put up 41 in a road win at USC, which makes the ‘Cats opening win against the Cardinal look that much more impressive. Our D looks pretty amazing, while the offense looks pretty atrocious. We’ll see how those story lines hold up as we enter conference play.

Elsewhere in the B1G, Minnesota won a stinker against Kent St, Illinois got whupped at UNC, and Nebraska lost in OT at Miami. Iowa and Indiana remain undefeated, but it’s still too early to tell if the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers are for real. With that – on to the rankings.

Team Points
1. Ohio State (5) 96
2. Michigan State (2) 93
3. Northwestern 80
4. Wisconsin 78
5. Iowa 67
6. Nebraska 60
7. Michigan 55
8. Minnesota 51
9. Penn State 47
10. Maryland 31
11. Indiana 26
12. Illannoy 22
13. Rutgers 16
14. Purdon’t 15

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