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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
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The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and three of the four ranked Big Ten teams moved up following Week 3 victories. Michigan State moved up one, to No. 3, giving the Big Ten two of the poll’s top three teams.
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Before we turn our attention to Week 4, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 3 Big Ten predictions.
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Week 3 was all about the ACC, as the Big Ten played five games vs. the eastern league. Final score: ACC 3, Big Ten 2. Northwestern (at Duke) and Iowa (Pitt) were the only two Big Ten teams to win. Illinois (at North Carolina), Nebraska (at Miami) and Purdue (Virginia Tech) all lost.
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After subpar performances throughout Weeks 1 and 2, the Big Ten had a solid Week 3 showing.
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No. 1 Ohio State fended off upset-minded Northern Illinois, 20-13, to highlight Week 3 late afternoon Big Ten action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s late afternoon action inside.