With Iowa suffering a stupefying defeat and big wins by Michigan State and Nebraska, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, has a new look.
The latest college football polls were released Sunday, and the Coaches Poll features a season-high six Big Ten teams, including four in the top 10.
This was a Saturday dotted with big games and big opportunities. The results were very positive for the Big Ten on this big Saturday. At the top end of the scale were huge wins by Ohio State (at Oklahoma), Michigan State (at Notre Dame) and Nebraska (vs. Oregon).
Before we turn our attention to Week 4, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 3 Big Ten game predictions. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart went 9-2 to lead the way and move into a first-place tie.
In my weekly research of Big Ten football, I come across plenty of information. Here's my look at few gems ahead of Saturday's actiopn, which includes four games on BTN/BTN2Go. They are Colorado at Michigan, Duke at Northwestern, Georgia State at Wisconsin, and Temple at Penn State.
So far no Big Ten quarterback has played better than Michigan’s Wilton Speight. No way Penn State loses at home this week. Wisconsin needs another blowout. These are three of the things BTN.com's Tom Dienhart thinks he knows heading into Saturday.
This is a blockbuster Saturday that merits some type of nickname. So, let’s go with “Shakedown Saturday.” Everywhere you turn, there is a big game, paced by Ohio State’s trip to Oklahoma, in what is the last full-blown Saturday of non-conference action.
When the season began, most pundits felt Iowa was the team to beat in the Big Ten West. Two weeks down, is that still the case? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked the beat writers.
Every week during the 2016 football season, the BTN.com team makes its Big Ten game predictions. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners, and to compete with BTN's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman, the three-time reigning champ, and Brent Yarina all season long.
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.