Week 2 is in the books. And, what a crazy week it was. The Big Ten's 8-5 record made this week's Power Rankings no easy task. The top two remains the same, but after that, it's really anyone's guess.
It was not a good Saturday for the Big Ten. In fact, it was a forgettable one, as the conference missed some big opportunities to score impressive victories. Here's what I learned.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 game predictions. Find out inside!
It's time for Tom Dienhart's Week 2 Big Ten honors, grades and stock reports. Find it all in here!
After a Saturday’s action, the Big Ten no longer has any top 10 teams in the Coaches Poll. Michigan State dropped to No. 13 following its loss at Oregon and Ohio State fell to No. 18 in the wake of its home loss to Virginia Tech. Nebraska also dropped, to No. 21, while Wisconsin moved up two spots, to No. 17. Get our latest Week 2 coverage: Coaches’ Rankings Rankings as of 9/7/2014 Rank School Votes Prev 1 Florida State (2-0) 1529 (51) 1 2 Alabama (2-0) 1435 (1) 2 3 Oklahoma (2-0) 1408 (3) 3 4 Oregon (2-0) 1407
It was a rough Week 2 for the Big Ten. The conference went 8-5, including losses in the three biggest games: Michigan at Notre Dame, Michigan State at Oregon and Virginia Tech at Ohio State. Still, there were plenty of highlight plays. Here’s our top 10. 10. Jake Rudock finds Jake Duzey for late game-winning TD And @HawkeyeFootball takes the lead! Jake Rudock finds Jake Duzey for the go-ahead score. http://t.co/42jywF82pI — Iowa on BTN (@BTN_Iowa) September 6, 2014 9. Wisconsin gets safety on opening kickoff 8. David Cobb explodes for 48-yard touchdown 7. Justin Hardee flashes speed on long
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Despite going 8-5 on Saturday, the Big Ten had plenty of outstanding individual performances. See my top 10 Big Ten offensive performers from Week 2 in this post!
It wasn't a good night for the Big Ten, but let's not overreact. It is only Week 2, and the Big Ten's playoff hopes aren't dashed just yet.
Take a look at the picture above. Think there’s any chance Dontre Wilson comes down with the catch? No, right? Wrong. Wilson made the incredible left-handed catch despite Virginia Tech defender Chuck Clark being right on him. Watch the play in this post. Wow, just wow, Dontre Wilson. — Jeff Rapp (@RappUp) September 7, 2014 That was a hell of a catch by Dontre Wilson, but you don't need my tweet to tell you that. — Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 7, 2014