There's a new No. 1 atop my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. He's Purdue sophomore Caleb Swanigan, and he takes over the top spot from Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, who was No. 1 in my first three lists.
We've had a few weeks to assess Big Ten teams now, so it's a good time for BTN analyst Jon Crispin to offer his first Big Ten Power Rankings. Quick note: This year's weekly list will feature the top 10 teams, as opposed to the entire conference in past years.
The playoff and bowl pictures have come into sharper focus following the final weekend of Big Ten football. Ten Big Ten teams are locks for the postseason, with one playoff team and three in Selection Committee bowls, according to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com.
It's time for the 18th playing of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It all tips off Monday night, with a pair of games, and continues through Wednesday night. Get BTN analyst Jon Crispin's preview inside.
Ohio State remains No. 1 in BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's final Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. There's a new No. 2 team, though, and it's Big Ten West champ Wisconsin.
The final weekend is in the books. And Ohio State showed it is the Big Ten’s best team. But the Buckeyes won’t even be in the Big Ten title game. This day also saw Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana become bowl eligible and Penn State wrap up the East.
Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 13 Big Ten game predictions.
Peter Jok exploded for a career-high 42 points, but it wasn't enough to carry Iowa past Memphis Saturday at the Emerald Coast Classic. The Tigers defeated the Hawkeyes, 100-92.
Iowa won’t repeat as Big Ten West champs, but the Hawkeyes closed the regular season with three wins in a row as one of the hottest teams in the conference following a dominating 40-10 win vs. Nebraska.
Iowa blasted No. 16 Nebraska on Senior Day at Kinnick Stadium, winning 40-10 to finish the regular season with an 8-4 record. Nebraska's loss eliminated them from contention in the Big Ten West division, meaning Wisconsin clinched a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game.