The Big Ten is off to a fantastic start, and the major polls continue to prove it. Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 12 (Coaches Poll) and top 13 (AP Poll) of the latest polls, released Sunday.
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten game predictions. Like Big Ten teams, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans all went 12-2, missing the same two games: Western Michigan at Northwestern and Wisconsin vs. LSU. See all of our Week 2 predictions below. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2016 record: 24-3 Week 2 record: 12-1 Week 2 picks: Maryland 27, FIU 10; Cincinnati 31, Purdue 20; Rutgers 28, Howard 10; Michigan 31, UCF 7; Minnesota 27, Indiana State 14; Nebraska
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
How good is this Michigan squad? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart isn't sure. But, he's eager to find out. Alas, the schedule doesn’t provide many big tests early. That's too bad.
Michigan hosts UCF at noon ET on Saturday. Our BTN Stats Guy provides five things to know before the game.
In this week's "Things We Think We Know," BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out ten things: Fear Iowa. Ohio State means business. Heres one Week 2 "must win." Read them all ahead of Saturday's games.
It's time to sift through Tom Dienhart's mailbag as we head toward Week Two.
Thirteen schools are in action. And there are some top matches on deck in the second week of play. The headliner is the highly anticipated renewal of the Pitt-Penn State rivalry. Get Tom Dienhart's Best of Week 2 inside.
Who wins Week 2 Big Ten football games? There's 13 of them this week, including six on BTN/BTN2Go. Hop inside to see the BTN.com team's predictions and to cast your 13 winners.