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Big Ten power poll

  • September 20, 2012 - 7:54 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Ohio State (3-0; vs. UAB)

Braxton Miller leads the Big Ten in rushing, plus gets 203 yards per game passing.

2. Michigan State (2-1; vs. E. Michigan)

Offensive line suddenly leaky: ninth in rushing, four sacks vs. Notre Dame.

3. Northwestern (3-0; vs. South Dakota)

Venric Mark leads the nation in punt returns, averaging 37.3 yards.

4. Nebraska (2-1; vs. Idaho State)

Rex Burkhead returned to practice this week and should play.

5. Michigan (2-1; at Notre Dame)

Denard Robinson in two games vs. the Irish: 582 yards passing, 366 rushing.

6. Minnesota (3-0; vs. Syracuse)

Lone nonconference victory vs. BCS opponent since '04? Yep: Syracuse.

7. Purdue (2-1; bye)

QB Marve practicing, intends to play this year on a torn ACL.

8. Wisconsin (2-1; vs. UTEP)

Last in total offense, last in scoring: Who are these Badgers?

9. Illinois (2-1; vs. Louisiana Tech)

Backup QB Riley O'Toole threw five TDs vs. Charleston Southern.

10. Iowa (2-1; vs. Central Michigan)

Weisman for Heisman? FB had shocking 113 yards, two touchdowns.

11. Penn State (1-2; vs. Temple)

QB McGloin rising to the challenge with a league-high eight touchdown passes.

12. Indiana (2-1; bye)

Astronomical 26 flags, 273 penalty yards in just three games.

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