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Phil Miller's Big Ten power poll

  • October 11, 2012 - 9:29 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Ohio State (6-0; at Indiana)

Second in the Big Ten in scoring, but only 11th in time of possession.

2. Penn State (4-2; bye)

Made 13 of 20 4th downs; no other Big Ten team has more than seven.

3. Michigan (3-2; vs. Illinois)

Last time Illini visited: a 67-65 Wolverines triple-OT victory in 2010.

4. Nebraska (4-2; bye)

DE Eric Martin has taken over Big Ten sack lead with 5 1/2.

5. Michigan State (4-2; vs. Iowa)

Defense solid in red zone; only five TDs in 13 chances.

6. Northwestern (5-1; at Gophers)

Coach Pat Fitzgerald is 10-16 in October, 26-17 all other months.

7. Wisconsin (4-2; at Purdue)

Badgers have intercepted only one pass in first six games.

8. Purdue (3-2; vs. Wisconsin)

Hope sticking with Caleb TerBush at QB, but fans want Robert Marve.

9. Iowa (3-2; at Michigan State)

Hawkeyes haven't given up a sack in past four games.

10. Gophers (4-1; vs. Northwestern)

Three consecutive losses to the Wildcats would be only third time ever.

11. Indiana (2-3; vs. Ohio State)

Hoosiers have more TD passes (11) than all of last season (10).

12. Illinois (2-4; at Michigan)

Rank 114th nationally in both punt and kickoff returns.

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