Big Ten power poll

  • November 22, 2012 - 8:58 PM


1. Ohio State (11-0; vs. Michigan)

Only Badgers' Bielema won 12 games in coaching debut

2. Nebraska (9-2; at Iowa)

Win or Michigan loss sends the Huskers to the title game

3. Michigan (8-3; at Ohio State)

Beat Buckeyes, and BCS at-large berth possible

4. Northwestern (8-3; vs. Illinois)

With bowl victory, can be third 10-win Wildcats team (1995, 1903)

5. Wisconsin (7-4; at Penn State)

Ball in tight race with MSU's Bell for rushing title

6. Penn State (7-4; vs. Wisconsin)

QB McGloin has wrapped up Big Ten passing crown

7. Michigan State (5-6; at Minnesota)

Five-year bowl streak on line Saturday

8. Iowa (4-7; vs. Nebraska)

Two home losses came on final play

9. Minnesota (6-5; vs. Michigan State)

Scored more than 17 points once in last eight games

10. Purdue (5-6; vs. Indiana)

Would rallying for a bowl berth save Hope's job?

11. Indiana (4-7; at Purdue)

Trying for fifth five-win season in past 17 years

12. Illinois (2-9; at Northwestern)

Lone victory vs. FBS team (Western Michigan) was Sept. 1

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