Wisconsin is an early-season surprise. Can the Badgers win the Big Ten West? Keep an eye on Nebraska. Northwestern’s fortunes haven’t been as kind. See what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling post-Week 4.
Ohio State remains in the projected four-team playoff field of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. And 10 Big Ten teams are in Palm’s bowl projections through four weeks. Like last week, Palm has the Buckeyes seeded No. 3, playing No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm has No. 1 Alabama taking on No. 4 Stanford in the Peach Bowl in the other playoff game. For the third week in a row, Palm has 10 Big Ten teams in bowls. Only Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois and Rutgers are left out. Here is where Palm has Big Ten teams slotted in the postseason:
Wisconsin’s big 30-6 win at Michigan State has shaken up my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The Badgers are up to No. 2, behind only Ohio State, but what does the list of my list look like?
Week 4 taught us a few things: Wisconsin is really good, Michigan State has work to do, Nebraska is lurking and Michigan is rolling. Get my best of Week 4 inside.
A star was born today. His name? Alex Hornibrook. Remember it.
Who has been the most impressive QB in the Big Ten so far? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked some of the top media members who cover the conference.
The Big Ten is coming off a big week, notching three huge wins with Ohio State ripping Oklahoma, Michigan State eviscerating Notre Dame and Nebraska stuffing Oregon. Now, conference season begins.
When the 2016 season dawned, Wisconsin’s secondary was a concern. There was just one starter back: cornerback Sojourn Shelton. And so far, he has led the way for a defensive backfield that is quickly becoming a strength in Madison.
The Big Ten takes the lid off conference action, as the league is playing nine Big Ten games for the first time since 1984. The headliner is No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan State (noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go).
Jerry Palm finally has a Big Ten team in the playoff of his latest bowl projections, slotting Ohio State No. 3 vs. No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.