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Big Ten Football Power Poll: Week 13

And the Gophers move into the top 4...

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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,

Here is the poll after week 13:

Big Ten East

1. Ohio State

Well...that was almost scary.  Then you remembered you don't lose to Indiana

2. Michigan State

More fat guy running plays please

3. Maryland

The Terps beat Michigan and still have a chance at a top tier bowl

4. Rutgers

It gets ugly from here

5. Michigan


6. Penn State


7. Indiana

Burn it all....

Big Ten West

1. Wisconsin

This should be fun.

2. Minnesota

#1 vs #2.  As good as you can get.


Bo on pace for 9-4.....again

4. Iowa

Made it a game against Wisconsin....but fell short

5. Northwestern

Fitz vs Beckham for a bowl...

6. Illinois

Don't think anyone saw Illinois making a bowl

7. Purdue

Sad times in West Lafayette.


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  NC

4. Minnesota +1

5. Nebraska  -1

6. Maryland +1

7. Iowa       -1

8. Northwestern +2

9.  Rutgers -1

10. Michigan +1

11. Penn State  -2

12. Illinois   +1

13. Purdue      -1

14. Indiana     NC

Well...we have Minnesota vs Wisconsin for spot #3 this week.  Ohio State and MSU are pretty much entranced in the top spots for now.

Arguments?  Likes?  Dislikes?  Think I am an idiot?  Tell me in the comments!