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Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday: Keep warm and carry on, Big Ten fans

We here at Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday headquarters have reviewed this week’s wide sampling of available GIFs, and we couldn’t help but realize that the weather has surely turned. More on this thought in a moment, but for now look back fondly at previous episodes from  Week 1 and Week 2 and Week 3. Oh, and Week 4. And are you into social media? Come on, everyone is doing it. BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we’re on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available highlights on Twitter. BTN

Photo: Kirk Cousins, wife get 'royal' treatment at Chipotle

Kirk Cousins is, and always will be, a big deal in East Lansing, Michigan. The former Michigan State quarterback is finding his professional home to his liking, too. [ MORE: Watch ex-Big Ten standouts’ Week 4 @NFL highlights ] Cousins, the Washington Redskins starting quarterback, tweeted the picture above Saturday afternoon, soon after Connor Cook beat his all-time wins record in Michigan State’s win over Purdue. (For the record, Cousins is just fine being No. 2 now.) Hours after receiving the “royal” treatment at his local Chipotle, Cousins threw a touchdown pass (watch it!) in the final seconds to lead

Nation’s best teams will be playing on BTN this Saturday

For the first time in network history, two top five teams in the AP Poll will call BTN home, as top-ranked Ohio State takes on Maryland at noon ET and No. 4 Michigan State faces Rutgers at 8 p.m. ET.

Bowl Projections: Jerry Palm's list still features 10 Big Ten teams

Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. Bowl assignments have been altered, but 10 Big Ten teams are still penciled into the postseason. However, one of them isn’t 4-1 Illinois. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Week 5 uniforms | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline

What did Tom Dienhart learn about Big Ten in Week 5? Find out here!

I learned a lot on Saturday, including the notion that Michigan has played better than any team in the Big Ten East—or perhaps the Big Ten. And they have a boatload of grape soda in the Northwestern press box. See what else I learned inside!

Big Ten Power Rankings: 4-1 Michigan takes over No. 2 spot

With the first week of full-on Big Ten play behind us, there is quite a bit of change in my latest power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The biggest development: 4-1 Michigan is up to No. 2.

Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan Wolverines debut in Coaches Poll

Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Week 5 uniforms | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline ] Undefeated Iowa debuts in both polls (No. 22/23), while 4-1 Michigan makes its first appearance in the Coaches Poll (No.  21),

Twitter: Get Gerry DiNardo's Week 5 Sunday Ruminations

It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis/take on each Big Ten team that was in action.