Phil Miller's Big Ten power poll

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 31, 2012 - 1:06 AM

1. Michigan State (11-3 last year)

Beware. Boise State's past three opening victims: Oregon, Virginia Tech, Georgia.

2. Ohio State (6-7)

Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller is biggest upgrade, not him.

3. Wisconsin (11-3)

Northern Iowa no patsy; at No. 7 in FCS, ranked higher than No. 12 Badgers.

4. Michigan (11-2)

Even a competitive loss to Alabama would be big win for Wolverines.

5. Nebraska (9-4)

QB Taylor Martinez's improved throwing motion is hot topic in Lincoln.

6. Purdue (7-6)

Somehow found room for both Eastern Kentucky AND Eastern Michigan.

7. Northwestern (6-7)

Wildcats open with Syracuse, which comes to TCF Bank Stadium in three weeks.

8. Penn State (9-4)

Names on the back of the jerseys? Paterno Era is over for sure.

9. Iowa (7-6)

Two new coordinators take over in opener at Soldier Field vs. Northern Illinois.

10. Illinois (7-6)

Toledo Tim Beckman now in charge, he'll face familiar MAC foe Western Michigan.

11. Minnesota (3-9)

Next three games are all at home; chance to build momentum for Big Ten.

12. Indiana (1-11)

Hoosiers are 3-0 against Indiana State, with 30-point margin or bigger each time.

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NY Mets 3 FINAL
St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
Atlanta 2
Miami 7 FINAL
Washington 11
Detroit 4 FINAL
Philadelphia 4
Minnesota 6 FINAL
Baltimore 5
NY Yankees 7 FINAL
Houston 0
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Boston 3
Baltimore 4 FINAL
Toronto 2
Cincinnati 7 Bottom 6th Inning
LA Angels 3
Chicago Cubs 1 Bottom 3rd Inning
Kansas City 0
Los Angeles 3 Top 4th Inning
San Francisco 3
Chicago WSox 3 Bottom 4th Inning
Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Oakland 3
Seattle 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
San Diego 5
Texas 3 Bottom 3rd Inning
Los Angeles 0
Colorado 6 Bottom 3rd Inning
Arizona 0
Arizona 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Colorado 0
Houston 99 FINAL
Washington 91
LA Lakers 74 4th Qtr 12:00
Brooklyn 85
Minnesota 41 3rd Qtr
New Orleans 50
Philadelphia 34 2nd Qtr 6:55
Cleveland 39
Detroit 5:00 PM
Miami
LA Clippers 5:00 PM
Boston
Dallas 6:00 PM
Indiana
Memphis 6:00 PM
San Antonio
Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Phoenix
Washington 4 3rd Prd 9:52
NY Rangers 2
Calgary 0 1st Prd 16:33
Nashville 0
Boston 1 1st Prd 16:52
Carolina 0
Detroit 2 1st Prd 17:00
NY Islanders 0
Florida 0 1st Prd 19:13
Ottawa 0
Anaheim 6:00 PM
New Jersey
Chicago 6:30 PM
Winnipeg
San Jose 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Michigan State 76 FINAL
Louisville 70
Gonzaga 8 1st Half 14:59
Duke 14
Philadelphia 0 1st Half 35:00
Chicago 0
Toronto FC 6:00 PM
Real Salt Lake
(7) Florida State 74 FINAL
(3) South Carolina 80
Villanova 70 FINAL
West Virginia 75
Michigan 69 FINAL
Southern Miss 60
Temple 11 1st Half 11:29
Middle Tennessee 5
Siena 2 1st Half 16:46
Louisiana 3
St Marys-CA 6 1st Half 16:44
UCLA 8
(5) Baylor 7:30 PM
(2) Notre Dame
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