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Big Ten links: Big West race, Indiana's gigantic game & more

The great Lee Barfknect of Omaha.com nails it in this piece when he says the Big Ten West race is a pick ‘em—but it soon may settle. This week alone should bring some clarity, with Iowa at Wisconsin and Minnesota at Northwestern. *** No. 1 Ohio State comes to 4-0 Indiana this Saturday for one of the biggest games in Bloomington in years. And I mean … years! It’s an honest-to-goodness big game in Bloomington. Could the Hoosiers maybe … *** Kyle Austin of Mlive.com takes a look at some key numbers for Michigan State. And his work reveals that

Get Tom Dienhart's best of Big Ten non-conference action

The Big Ten has 54 non-conference games in the book with just two to go (Rutgers and Penn State both still will play Army). And, it did pretty well vs Power Five leagues, going 10-9. But before Big Ten action commences Saturday, let’s take a look back to digest what we witnessed in non-conference action.

Big Ten Bowl Projections: Indiana joins Jerry Palm's latest list

Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. There have been some big changes from last week, as 10--up from nine--Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason. And many matchups have changed.

Big Ten links: Surprise 4-0 starts, PSU offense & much more

How about those Iowa Hawkeyes?! It’s OK to say they’re good. North Texas coach Dan McCarney was impressed after getting his butt kicked. “The physicality of the team is fundamentally sound,” McCarney said. Then his voice got softer and yet firmer at the same time for emphasis. “Just the whole complete thing,” he said about Iowa. “Special teams, punter, kicker, returner. The returner (cornerback Desmond King) obviously is going to be playing a lot of years after he leaves Iowa if he stays healthy. He’s going to have a long career in the NFL. “They’re fundamentally sound, they’re well-coached, they

Big Ten Power Rankings: Surging Michigan enters top 5

It basically was business as usual in the last week of full-blown non-conference games. And the power rankings reflect that—as well as a growing affinity for all things Michigan.

Tom’s Take: Week 4 Big Ten honors, grades, stock reports & numbers

The Big Ten put a lid on almost all of its non-league play (just two games left) in Week 4. And, it was impossible not to notice the dominance of Michigan. Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's fun roundup of Week 4 Big Ten action.

Big Ten Football: Tom Dienhart's hot takes heading into Week 4

Week 4 is on our doorstep—and it’s the last round of non-conference games. After this Saturday, most schools should have a pretty good idea of what type of team they have heading into Big Ten action. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Here are some hard takes entering a hefty Saturday of action that features 14 games. 1. It took a few days, but Urban Meyer

Big Ten links: Catch up on the latest Week 4 football headlines

With Wisconsin's Corey Clement out, Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal have gotten the bulk of the carries. Purdue's struggles at QB go back a ways. A former coach's house was burglarized. We round up and look at these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.