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Big Ten power poll

  • January 18, 2013 - 9:25 PM

BIG TEN POWER POLL

1. Michigan: The Wolverines are no longer undefeated, but that's bound to happen in this league.

2. Indiana: Don't second-guess the Hoosiers based on the Badgers loss. They deserve their ranking.

3. Wisconsin: I didn't see this coming, but the Badgers are the last undefeated team in the conference. It's been fairly impressive.

4. Ohio State: Beating Michigan made this team intriguing, as we finally got to see the grit we've been looking for.

5. Gophers: It doesn't seem so far away that this team is ready to play with the elites in the league.

6. Michigan State: Post-Minnesota, the Spartans have taken care of business, but show me an impressive victory.

7. Illinois: Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Without the Illini's shots doing the same, they've dropped three straight. Panic time?

8. Purdue: I'm withholding judgment until we see how the Boilermakers fare against Michigan next week.

9. Iowa: With Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State, it has been a tough stretch. Next up, Wisconsin.

10. Northwestern: I can't take too much from a victory over Illinois at this point. Too many variables with that team.

11. Nebraska: Their style isn't always fun to watch, but they'll trip a team up with it along the way.

12. Penn State: Mama said there'll be games like this, there'll be games like this, Mama said.

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