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.