BIG TEN POWER POLL
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.