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With non-conference play in the books for 12 of 14 teams, it’s finally time to test each other and figure out who is the best in the Big Ten this season. These are the real games where every win and loss will determine who will be making that trip to Indianapolis in December, and that first step begins this weekend.
Conference play begins in earnest, with six Big Ten games. And all eyes will be on two Big Ten West tilts that will go a long way in shaping what looks like a wide-open race: Iowa at Wisconsin and Minnesota at Northwestern.
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Who wins Week 5 Big Ten football games? The BTN.com team and Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis, this week’s guest picker, have made their picks inside. Now, it’s time for you to cast your winners!
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The first full week of Big Ten action awaits in Week 5. And all eyes will be on two Big Ten West clashes.
Iowa’s trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota’s journey to Northwestern will help set a framework for what looks like a wide-open Big Ten West clash. And Nebraska goes to Illinois in a battle between two West teams looking to get a foothold in the division.
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Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.