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 4:
Big Ten East
1. Michigan State
Eastern Michigan meet bottom of shoe.
2. Ohio State
They got a bye, but not idle enough to lose their spot.
3. Penn State
The Nittany Lions won big over UMass. Not easy enough to leap OSU though.
Nice win for the Terps over Syracuse. Shouldn't have been enough to jump this far but...
The Scarlet Knights got a good win over Navy. A little more convincing and you might have got higher. Now missing your star running back for the season? Enjoy your high water mark Rutgers...
Woof. Nothing else needed
Big win over Missouri. Not sure now looking how I didn't jump them over Michigan too. Probably should have.
Big Ten West
Melivin Gordon looked like he was going to struggle after his first carry. Whoops...
Big win over Miami. Almost jumped them above WI, but just couldn't yet.
At least they won. Wasn't pretty, but it was a W.
Again, probably shouldn't have flopped MN and IA, but did. Until someone really proves something, they wil lkeep flopping around here.
You won a game you should have. Good job Northwestern
How in the hell do you almost lose at home to Texas State? Probably should have dropped you to last.
That's 2 wins Purdue! Will you get any more??
In case you are a pre-divisions purist, and want to see how teams stack up overall, here is my overall Top 14:
1. Michigan State NC
2. Ohio State NC
3. Wisconsin NC
4. Nebraska +1
5. Penn State -1
6. Maryland +4
7. Rutgers NC
8. Minnesota +1
9. Iowa -1
10. Michigan -4
11. Indiana +2
13. Illinois -1
14. Purdue NC
So a bit of flopping. Michigan dropping like an anchor. Maybe the Gophers can make them drop even further this week?
Arguments? Likes? Dislikes? Think I am an idiot? Tell me in the comments!