Ranking all the Big Ten games, from Week 1 to 14

Ranking all the Big Ten games, from Week 1 to 14

I’ve spent the last few weeks offering my super-early thoughts on the  2014 football schedule. You can catch up here. Today, it’s time to compile my game rankings for all 14 weeks in one post.

What’s the one game you won’t want to miss each week? Hop inside to find out.

WEEK 1
1. Wisconsin vs. LSU (in Houston)
2. Cal at Northwestern
3. Penn State vs. UCF (in Dublin, Ireland)
4. Ohio State at Navy (in Baltimore)
5. Rutgers at Washington State (Thursday in Seattle)
6. Appalachian State at Michigan
7. Northern Iowa at Iowa
8. Youngstown State at Illinois
9. Western Michigan at Purdue
10. Jacksonville State at Michigan State (Friday)
11. James Madison at Maryland
12. Florida Atlantic at Nebraska
13. Eastern Illinois at Minnesota (Thursday)
14. Indiana State at Indiana

WEEK 2
1. Michigan State at Oregon
2. Michigan at Notre Dame
3. Virginia Tech at Ohio State
4. Northern Illinois at Northwestern
5. Maryland at South Florida
6. Middle Tennessee State at Minnesota
7. Akron at Penn State
8. Ball State at Iowa
9. Central Michigan at Purdue
10. Western Kentucky at Illinois
11. Howard at Rutgers
12. Western Illinois at Wisconsin
13. McNeese State at Nebraska

WEEK 3
1. Nebraska at Fresno State
2. Minnesota at TCU
3. Penn State at Rutgers
4. Iowa State at Iowa
5. West Virginia at Maryland
6. Illinois at Washington
7. Purdue vs. Notre Dame (in Indianapolis)
8. Indiana at Bowling Green
9. Miami (Ohio) at Michigan
10. Kent State at Ohio State

WEEK 4
1. Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska
2. Iowa at Pitt
3. Utah at Michigan
4. Indiana at Missouri
5. Maryland at Syracuse
6. San Jose State at Minnesota
7. Bowling Green at Wisconsin
8. Rutgers at Navy
9. Texas State at Illinois
10. Eastern Michigan at Michigan State
11. UMass at Penn State
12. Western Illinois at Northwestern
13. Southern Illinois at Purdue

WEEK 5
1. Minnesota at Michigan
2. Northwestern at Penn State
3. Maryland at Indiana
4. Cincinnati at Ohio State
5. Illinois at Nebraska
6. Iowa at Purdue
7. South Florida at Wisconsin
8. Wyoming at Michigan State
9. Tulane at Rutgers

WEEK 6
1. Nebraska at Michigan State
2. Wisconsin at Northwestern
3. Ohio State at Maryland
4. Purdue at Illinois
5. Michigan at Rutgers
6. North Texas at Indiana

WEEK 7
1. Penn State at Michigan
2. Northwestern at Minnesota
3. Indiana at Iowa
4. Illinois at Wisconsin
5. Michigan State at Purdue

WEEK 8
1. Nebraska at Northwestern
2. Michigan State at Indiana
3. Iowa at Maryland
4. Purdue at Minnesota
5. Rutgers at Ohio State

WEEK 9
1. Michigan at Michigan State
2. Ohio State at Penn State
3. Maryland at Wisconsin
4. Minnesota at Illinois
5. Rutgers at Nebraska

WEEK 10
1. Northwestern at Iowa
2. Indiana at Michigan
3. Maryland at Penn State
4. Wisconsin at Rutgers
5. Illinois at Ohio State
6. Purdue at Nebraska

WEEK 11
1. Ohio State at Michigan State
2. Iowa at Minnesota
3. Michigan at Northwestern
4. Penn State at Indiana
5. Wisconsin at Purdue

WEEK 12
1. Nebraska at Wisconsin
2. Northwestern at Notre Dame
3. Michigan State at Maryland
4. Ohio State at Minnesota
5. Iowa at Illinois
6. Indiana at Rutgers
7. Temple at Penn State

WEEK 13
1. Wisconsin at Iowa
2. Minnesota at Nebraska
3. Maryland at Michigan
4. Indiana at Ohio State
5. Penn State at Illinois
6. Northwestern at Purdue
7. Rutgers at Michigan State

WEEK 14
1. Michigan at Ohio State
2. Nebraska at Iowa (Friday)
3. Minnesota at Wisconsin
4. Michigan State at Penn State
5. Illinois at Northwestern
6. Purdue at Indiana
7. Rutgers at Maryland

About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men’s basketball for BTN.com and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, read all of his work at btn.com/tomdienhart, and subscribe to his posts via RSS. Also, send questions to his weekly mailbag using the form below and read all of his previous answers in his reader mailbag section.

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