Confession: With the initial CFP rankings set to drop Tuesday night, the AP and Coaches polls no longer matter. [ MORE: Week 9 video | Power Rankings | Best of Week 9 | Week 9 predictions revisited ] Still, the polls were released Sunday, and the Big Ten continues to get plenty of love. See the both of the latest polls below. AP Rankings Rankings as of 10/29/2017 Rank School Votes Prev 1 Alabama (8-0) 1523 (59) 1 2 Georgia (8-0) 1465 (2) 3 3 Ohio State (7-1) 1332 6 4 Wisconsin (8-0) 1256 5 5 Notre Dame (7-1) 1254
Move over, Penn State: Ohio State is the new king of the Big Ten. Do we really know how good Wisconsin is? It's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 10, it’s time to revisit how BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans did with their Week 9 Big Ten game predictions. Dienhart went 5-2, while the fans went 3-4, which puts us in a tie atop the season standings.
If you like drama, the Big Ten provided plenty of it in Week 9. Four games came down to the final minute (or triple overtime, in Michigan State and Northwestern’s case), and three of them happened at the same time. It was crazy, really. Below, we spotlight Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State celebrating their emotional Week 9 victories. MARYLAND Cue the hype. Cue Victory! #FTT pic.twitter.com/03UBhfJmpG — Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) October 29, 2017 *** NEBRASKA Never, never, never, never quit. Never.#GBR pic.twitter.com/DpxLx1xDPl — Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) October 29, 2017 *** NORTHWESTERN You should know this by now: We win.
It was billed as the "game of the year." And Ohio State's 39-38 win over Penn State was all that ... and then some. In the process, Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett showed why he may be the best player in America while keeping OSU's Big Ten and playoff dreams alive.
J.T. Barrett hit Marcus Baugh with a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 11 down in the final five minutes to hand No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday.
The BTN.com team debates which QB in this weekend's huge matchup they'd build around.
Time to crank up the Number Cruncher ahead of Week 8, courtesy of Tom Dienhart and BTN Stats Guys.
The hype began to build at the end of spring practice. By the time preseason magazines hit the shelves of grocery stores in the summer, the anticipation was growing even more. Finally, the time has arrived: It’s time for Penn State at Ohio State.
Who wins Week 9 Big Ten football games? Pick your seven Big Ten winners, plus see BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's score predictions, inside.