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Sunday was a special day for former Big Ten stars and longtime friends Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes.
Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, released Monday, headlined by defending national champion and No. 1 Penn State.
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The Big Ten has 54 non-conference games in the book with just two to go (Rutgers and Penn State both still will play Army). And, it did pretty well vs Power Five leagues, going 10-9.
But before Big Ten action commences Saturday, let’s take a look back to digest what we witnessed in non-conference action.
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The Big Ten office named its Week 4 Big Ten Football Players of the Week on Monday, following a 12-2 record Saturday in the final week of full-on non-conference play. See the award winners and watch select highlights inside.
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Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. There have been some big changes from last week, as 10–up from nine–Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason. And many matchups have changed.
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It basically was business as usual in the last week of full-blown non-conference games. And the power rankings reflect that—as well as a growing affinity for all things Michigan.