Bowl season didn't go as planned for the Big Ten, which went 3-7, including a 1-3 clip in New Year's Six games. But the voters knew how good the Big Ten was all season, and that fact was evident in the final AP poll that includes a quartet of Big Ten teams in the top 10.
The No. 1 player in my Big Ten Player Rankings is a no-brainer. It's Purdue star Caleb Swanigan, once again, and it's not even close. The rest of my list is a little more debatable.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to release my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Spoiler: There's a new No. 1 (Purdue), while Northwestern and surging Minnesota are the biggest risers.
The latest AP poll was released Monday, and the biggest Big Ten story line is Minnesota making its first appearance since 2013.
Just two weeks into the conference season, and every Big Ten team has at least one league loss. And there are four teams atop the conference standings with 3-1 marks: Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin. Here's a look-ahead to the third week of Big Ten play.
The Big Ten race got a whole lot more interesting, as Nebraska and Wisconsin each suffered their first conference defeats Sunday. Now, as we ready to tip off Week 3 of conference play, Purdue, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Maryland and Wisconsin all have one Big Ten loss.
Caleb Swanigan had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 20 Purdue get past No. 13 Wisconsin 66-55 Sunday, ending the Badgers' nine-game winning streak.
Bronson Koenig has played on college basketball's biggest stages, and his platform at Wisconsin has allowed him to make an impact that extends far beyond hoops. The Journey premieres Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
I've taken a look at how I think the Big Ten East may play out in 2017. Now, let's examine the Big Ten West. Can anyone dethrone Wisconsin? Could Nebraska be a sleeper team? Does Iowa have life without QB C.J. Beathard?
The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.