As a member of the "working media" we get requests to help out other "media" in their articles and pursuits. Then sometimes we get to steal their ideas and content for our own gain. Thus, we bring you the Big Ten Power Poll!
I am a voting member in two power polls this season on other websites. If you want to compare my votes to other "writers" from around the Big Ten, I'm sure they would love a click as well. Check out the Rutgers Blog www.SalSoothsayer and another blog covering the whole conference, www.talking10.com.
Here is the poll after week 10:
Big Ten East
1. Ohio State
The Gophers gave them a game...but JT Barrett ran away with it...
2. Michigan State
Maryland was not a tough task for the Spartans.
The Terps stay here sort of by default. No shame in losing to MSU...but ither teams could have taken this spot had they wanted.
Kicking Indiana's ass. Bowl Eligible. Fist Pump Time!!!
5. Penn State
Yeah..I guess you get rewarded for beating Temple now. Kind of sad isn't it, but the Lions get to go to a bowl.
Need one more to get bowl eligible. Better beat Maryland this week...
Well at least you have Baske....oooh sorry about that.
Big Ten West
And Wisconsin scores again.....
Here for now, but expecting the Gophers to make this tough on them this weekend.
Gave it a good battle but couldn't catch Ohio State. Doesn't get much easier the next two weeks.QUADRANGLE OF HATE!!!
Well....you beat Illinois. Yeah...can't talk trash about that.
I did not see that one coming. But I like it. Nice job Cats.
Hosting Northwestern this week in the lesser known triangle of meh.
Back where you belong...
In case you are a pre-divisions purist, and want to see how teams stack up overall, here is my overall Top 14:
1. Ohio State NC
2. Michigan State NC
3. Wisconsin +1
4. Nebraska -1
5. Minnesota NC
6. Iowa +1
7. Maryland -1
8. Rutgers +1
9. Penn State +1
10. Northwestern +3
11. Michigan -3
12. Purdue -1
13. Illinois -1
14. Indiana NC
The Badgers only go up to 3 after kicking the crap out of Nebraska...but have an argument for #2. Northwestern rises after their upset win, and Michigan crashes, but just due to incremental gains by others. The Gophers and Huskers will face off for that #4 spot this weekend...should be fun.
Arguments? Likes? Dislikes? Think I am an idiot? Tell me in the comments!