1. Ohio State (11-0, 7-0)

Braxton Miller remains the most exciting player to watch in the Big Ten.

2. Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1)

The belief here is that this is still the second-best team in the conference.

3. Michigan State (10-1, 7-0)

The Spartans deserve the chance to prove themselves against Ohio State in title game.

4. Iowa (7-4, 4-3)

Outscored Michigan 17-0 in the second half of last week's 24-21 victory.

5. Gophers (8-3, 4-3)

Theiren Cockran has 6½ sacks, two behind Big Ten leader, Nebraska's Randy Gregory.

6. Nebraska (8-3, 5-2)

Ameer Abdullah (145.4 yards per game) trails Carlos Hyde (146.1) by 1 yard in rushing race.

7. Michigan (7-4, 3-4)

The Wolverines had fewer than 200 yards of total offense in three of their past four games.

8. Penn State (6-5, 3-4)

Three trips to overtime this year. Beat Michigan and Illinois but lost to Nebraska last week.

9. Indiana (4-7, 2-5)

High-powered offense has been held to 17 points in the past two games.

10. Illinois (4-7, 1-6)

The Illini ended their 20-game Big Ten losing streak last week at Purdue.

11. Northwestern (4-7, 0-7)

Turnovers forced in first six games: 17. Turnovers forced in past five games: five.

12. Purdue (1-10, 0-7)

One last chance to get Darrell Hazell his first Big Ten victory, this week against Indiana.