BIG TEN POWER POLL
1. Michigan State (2-0; vs. Notre Dame)
Living up to expectations: Defense is ranked eighth nationally.
2. Ohio State (2-0; vs. Cal)
87 points in two games, but Meyer complains of missed chances.
3. Wisconsin (1-1; vs. Utah State)
Ball's Heisman run over already? Just 61 yards at Oregon State.
4. Nebraska (1-1; vs. Arkansas State)
Offense a nice surprise, but defense a 456-yard-per-game disaster.
5. Michigan (1-1; vs. UMass)
Hurting themselves: 144 yards worth of penalties already.
6. Northwestern (2-0; vs. Boston College)
Unbeaten despite allowing league-worst 914 yards in two games.
7. Purdue (1-1; vs. Eastern Michigan)
Six TD passes lead Big Ten, but so do seven turnovers.
8. Gophers (2-0; vs. Western Michigan)
Gray is most efficient QB in conference, but threw just 8 times vs. New Hampshire.
9. Illinois (1-1; vs. Charleston Southern)
Offense suffered breakdown without Scheelhaase at quarterback.
10. Iowa (1-1; vs. Northern Iowa)
Have yet to score a touchdown in six trips into red zone.
11. Penn State (0-2; vs. Navy)
O'Brien stands by kicker who missed four FGs and a PAT at Virginia.
12. Indiana (2-0; vs. Ball State)
Despite problems, eighth 2-0 start in last nine years.