Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, November 26, 2017

Things held steady at the top of my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, as we brace for the Wisconsin-Ohio State Big Ten title game. The fast-riser? Purdue.

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See my final list below:

1. Wisconsin (12-0, 9-0). The only other time Wisconsin completed the conference slate without a loss was in 1912, when there were only five contests on the schedule.
Last week: 1
Up next: Ohio State in Big Ten title game

2. Ohio State (10-2, 8-1). That is six wins in a row vs. Michigan, as the Buckeyes are still alive in the hunt for a playoff slot.
Last week: 2
Up next: Wisconsin in Big Ten title game

3. Michigan State (9-3, 7-2). A season after going 3-9, the Spartans have reversed their record in one of the most stunning turnarounds in the nation.
Last week: 3
Up next: bowl

4. Penn State (10-2, 7-2). The Nittany Lions have back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 2008-09.
Last week: 4
Up next: bowl

5. Northwestern (9-3, 7-2). Few teams are hotter than the Wildcats, who have won seven games in a row.
Last week: 5
Up next: bowl

6. Michigan (8-4, 5-4). Jim Harbaugh will fall short of 10 wins for the first time in his three seasons in Ann Arbor.
Last week: 6
Up next: bowl

7. Purdue (6-6, 4-5). The previous staff won three Big Ten games in four years; Jeff Brohm had four in his debut as he is taking Purdue bowling for the first time since 2012.
Last week: 12
Up next: bowl

8. Iowa (7-5, 4-5). The Hawkeyes ended a two-game slide as the attack tallied a season-high 505 yards at Nebraska after notching 66 vs. Wisconsin and 258 vs. Purdue.
Last week: 7
Up next: bowl

9. Indiana (5-7, 2-7). The Hoosiers will miss a bowl for the first time since 2014, as they lost the Old Oaken Bucket for the first time since 2012.
Last week: 9
Up next: season finished

10. Minnesota (5-7, 2-7). The Golden Gophers ended the year with consecutive shutout losses, the first time Minnesota has been blanked in back-to-back games since 1950.
Last week: 10
Up next: season finished

11. Nebraska (4-8, 3-6). Mercifully, the program?s worst season since 1961 is over. NU lost five home games for the first time since 1957.
Last week: 11
Up next: season finished

12. Rutgers (4-8, 3-6). The season ended with a thud, but the Scarlet Knights made progress under Chris Ash in Year Two.
Last week: 8
Up next: season finished

13. Maryland (4-8, 2-7). The Terrapins began the year 3-1 and then finished it 1-7. No bowl this year after DJ Durkin earned a bid in his debut in 2016.
Last week: 13
Up next: season finished

14. Illinois (2-10, 0-9). The Fighting Illini ended the year with 10 losses in a row, as Lovie Smith made a commitment to youth in his second season. Illinois went winless in the Big Ten for the first time since 2012.
Last week: 14
Up next: season finished