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Big Ten Football Power Poll: Regular Season Final

This is it.....until after the Bowl Games.

The Buckeyes end the regular season #1..but can they stay there?
The Buckeyes end the regular season #1..but can they stay there?
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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, www.talking10.com.

Here is the final Regular Season Poll.  I will put one more out after the Bowl Games.

Big Ten East

1. Ohio State

No more J T Barrett means this might be your last week up here.  Hope you can hold off the Badgers.

2. Michigan State

You won the pew pew Land Grant Trophy.  Congrats.  Now go win a big bowl game against someone.

3. Maryland

Well...that was embarrassing.  But not embarrassing to fall below Rutgers.

4. Rutgers

Thank you for ensuring the Gophers should fall no further than the Holiday Bowl.  Enjoy NYC or Dallas.

5. Penn State

Well...at least you get a bowl game?  Enjoy NYC or Dallas depending on where Rutgers goes.

6. Michigan

Save Brady!!!!!!!!

7. Indiana

Well at least your trophy case won't be empty all year long...unlike another I state.

Big Ten West

1. Wisconsin

Congrats, you earned it.  Hopefully Indy decides to not be as hospitable to you as it has recently..

2. Minnesota

A damn good season.  Hello Florida on New Years Day!  (Or San Diego in December...but either will work)

3.Nebraska

Oh Bo.....We will miss you Bo....well probably will miss Faux more...


4. Iowa

Lots of empty glass and wood in Iowa City this winter.  Better have a good dusting janitor on staff...

5.Illinois

Beckman Stays!  Big Ten rejoices!  Enjoy Detroit!!!

6. Northwestern

#Stats don't lie....and they say you are staying home this bowl season.

7. Purdue

At least your basketball team is go....oh....sorry.

Overall

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 NC

5. Nebraska  NC

6. Maryland  NC

7. Iowa         NC

8. Rutgers   +1

9.  Illinois +3

10. Penn State +1

11. Michigan -1

12. Northwestern -4

13. Indiana    +1

14. Purdue    -1

These should all stay the same until after Bowl season.  Unless Wisconsin wins in which case they would have to be bumped to #1, and you could argue MSU stays at #2 and OSU goes to #3.  All depends on Cardale Jones.  Good Luck.

Arguments?  Likes?  Dislikes?  Think I am an idiot?  Tell me in the comments.  See you again in January...