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.
Northwestern rolled Illinois Saturday, 42-21 at Ryan Field to improve to 6-6. The Wildcats are now bowl-eligible for the second consecutive season.
Vic Law led the way with 22 points, Scottie Lindsey scored 20 and Northwestern rolled over Bryant, 86-66 at Welsh-Ryan Arena Friday.
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten football games? Jump inside to pick your seven rivalry week winners. This week on BTN/BTN2Go: Illinois at Northwestern (noon ET) & Minnesota at Wisconsin (3:30 p.m. ET).
It’s the final week of the season. And, even better, it’s rivalry week! Division titles are on the line, in addition to cool trophies, as schools also jockey to stay in the playoff conversation.