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Phil Miller's Big Ten power poll

  • November 8, 2012 - 7:12 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Ohio State (10-0; bye)

Buckeyes have intercepted 13 passes.

2. Nebraska (7-2; vs. Penn State)

100-yard rusher in eight consecutive games.

3. Michigan (6-3; vs. Northwestern)

QB Denard Robinson's status a mystery again.

4. Penn State (6-3; at Nebraska)

Few predicted Matt McGloin as Big Ten's No. 1 passer.

5. Northwestern (7-2; at Michigan)

DL Tyler Scott leads Big Ten with seven sacks.

6. Wisconsin (6-3; at Indiana)

Bret Bielema is 17-2 in November as Badgers coach.

7. Michigan State (5-5; bye)

Three losses in past four have put bowl eligibility at risk.

8. Iowa (4-5; vs. Purdue)

So close: Just 2-3 in games decided by three points or fewer.

9. Minnesota (5-4; at Illinois)

Thirteen points in all four losses, but 5-0 when scoring more.

10. Indiana (4-5; vs. Wisconsin)

Biggest game in Bloomington in a decade.

11. Purdue (3-6; at Iowa)

Iowa-Illinois-Indiana finish means bowl still possible.

12. Illinois (2-7; vs. Minnesota)

QB Nathan Scheelhaase: Just two completions of 25-plus yards.

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