Phil Miller's Big Ten power poll

  • September 7, 2012 - 1:03 AM


1. Michigan State (1-0; at Central Michigan)

TB Le'Veon Bell ran for 210 yards -- maybe QB won't matter.

2. Ohio State (1-0; vs. Central Florida)

A scoreless first quarter? Buckeyes unhappy with 56-point output.

3. Wisconsin (1-0; at Oregon State)

Danny O'Brien passed first test as Badgers QB: 219 yards, two TDs.

4. Nebraska (1-0; at UCLA)

Is Taylor Martinez best QB in conference? Looked like it vs. Southern Miss.

5. Purdue (1-0; at Notre Dame)

Are Boilermakers good? Can prove it in South Bend, where they last won in 2004.

6. Michigan (0-1; vs. Air Force)

Counting Sugar Bowl, two awful running games in a row for Denard Robinson.

7. Northwestern (1-0; vs. Vanderbilt)

Escaped Syracuse with TDs on long punt return and fumble recovery.

8. Iowa (1-0; vs. Iowa State)

Nice comeback, but just one touchdown against Northern Illinois?

9. Illinois (1-0; at Arizona State)

QB Sheelhaase was great, but ankle injury may keep him out in Tempe.

10. Gophers (1-0; vs. New Hampshire)

So much for worries about WR depth: nine Gophers caught passes at UNLV.

11. Penn State (0-1; at Virginia)

Maybe emotion played too big a role vs. Ohio, or maybe Nittany Lions are bad.

12. Indiana (1-0; at UMass)

Imagine that: Hoosiers looking at 2-0? Now that's successful scheduling.

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