Six games down, and six games to go. Believe it or not, we’ve reached the midpoint of the season for Big Ten football teams.
This week on the season premiere of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 9 p.m. ET we learn about the special friendship between Northwestern’s emerging star at linebacker Anthony Walker and his father. Also, see how Wisconsin’s Tanner McEvoy pulls off one of the toughest tasks in college football playing as a two-way starter.
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An interesting week is headlined by Michigan State’s visit to Michigan in one of the biggest meetings ever between these intense rivals. Iowa can make another big statement that it’s the best team in the Big Ten West by winning at Northwestern, too.
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Time to check up on the bowl projections of the great Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com, who has pushed the Big Ten bowl teams from 10 last week to a would-be conference record 11 this week. The new addition: Illinois.
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Ohio State remains on top of my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, but it can hear Michigan’s footsteps.
Oh, and don’t forget about Michigan State and Iowa, which are lurking.
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Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches Poll, released Sunday.