Big Ten Player Rankings: Coleman, Gordon top our guys' Week 8 lists

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Big Ten Player Rankings: Coleman, Gordon top our guys' Week 8 lists

BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman recently released their Week 8 Big Ten Player Rankings. Indiana running back Tevin Coleman tops Dienhart’s list, while Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon headlines Merriman’s. See who else made their top 5 countdowns in this post.

TOM DIENHART

5. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State. This guy certainly isn’t playing like a redshirt freshman.
2014 stats: 88-133, 1,354 yards, 17 TD, 5 INT

4. Tony Lippett, WR, Michigan State.. He’s become the ultimate go-to guy for Michigan State’s prolific offense.
2014 stats: 32 catches, 663 yards, 8 TD

3. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin. The guy is the ultimate “big play” waiting to happen.
2014 stats: 132 car., 1,046 yards, 13 TD; 6 rec., 27 yards, 1 TD

2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. He has a chance to make amends this weekend with a huge game at Northwestern.
2014 stats: 138 car., 878 yards, 10 TD; 7 rec., 130 yards, 2 TD

1. Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana. He got my attention last year and has taken everything to another level in 2014.
2014 stats: 120 car., 1,060 yards, 11 TD; 15 rec., 134 yards

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SEAN MERRIMAN

5. David Cobb, RB, Minnesota. He was very impressive in a big win over Northwestern this past weekend.
2014 stats: 154 car.,819 yards, 4TD; 7 rec., 93 yards

4. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State. Lippett and Cook are the best 1-2 punch, quarterback-wide receiver tandem in the Big Ten.
2014 stats: 84-144, 1,309 yards, 13 TD, 4 INT

3. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. He’s still having an outstanding season and he’s still a Heisman contender.
2014 stats: 138 car., 878 yards, 10 TD; 7 rec., 130 yards, 2 TD

2. Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana. This guy seems like the ultimate Heisman contender from the Big Ten right now.
2014 stats: 120 car., 1,060 yards, 11 TD; 15 rec., 134 yards

1. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin. He’s had 14 games in his career with 140-plus yards. That leads the FBS.
2014 stats: 132 car., 1,046 yards, 13 TD; 6 rec., 27 yards, 1 TD

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