While injuries have sapped No. 7 Wisconsin of key players, the losses have barely slowed down the Badgers' defense.
The Big Ten holds steady with 10 teams projected to make bowls, according to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com.
Michigan remains king of the Big Ten and in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, for now. But Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State are looking good. And keep an eye on Minnesota.
The latest AP and Coaches polls were released Sunday, and Michigan continues to pace the Big Ten. The Wolverines, fresh off a 59-3 demolition of Maryland, come in at No. 2 (AP)/No. 3 (Coaches), dropping one spot in the latter ranking.
All 14 teams were action. And Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan all sent loud messages. In fact, the Badgers look to be settling in as the best in the West.
Before we turn our attention to Week 11, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 10 Big Ten game predictions.
Wisconsin wanted this one. It was tired of losing to Northwestern. It wasn’t going to be denied. And, it wasn't en route to a 21-7 victory in Evanston.
It wasn't just about building on a huge victory and a return to the Top 10 for No. 8 Wisconsin. The Badgers wanted to end their recent struggles against Northwestern. To that end, they also succeeded.
Friday night games. The race in the West. Ohio State's muted offense. Doing a little thinking out loud as we head toward Saturday.
Friday night football is coming to the Big Ten. Beginning in 2017, the Big Ten will play six prime-time games on Fridays, likely to be televised by an ESPN channel, FOX, or FS1.