1. Ohio State (10-1, 7-1): Heading into Michigan’s visit, the Buckeyes are 18-1 in November under Urban Meyer.

2. Michigan (10-1, 7-1): Jim Harbaugh is the first Michigan coach to win 10 games in first two seasons since Fielding Yost.

3. Wisconsin (9-2, 6-2): Gophers have started fast, but the Badgers haven’t given up a first-quarter TD all season.

4. Penn State (9-2, 7-1): Shutting out Rutgers, allowing just 87 total yards, showed how far this defense has come.

5. Nebraska (9-2, 6-2): A win Friday gives the Huskers their first 10-win season since 2012.

6. Gophers (8-3, 5-3): They have 33 sacks this season after notching 22 all of last year. School record is 41 (1997).

7. Iowa (7-4, 5-3): Defense is rolling. Stifled Michigan, then blanked Illinois for first Big Ten shutout since 2009.

8. Northwestern (5-6, 4-4): Biletnikoff Award finalist Austin Carr questionable for Illinois after concussion vs. Gophers.

9. Indiana (5-6, 3-5): If Gophers/Wisconsin seems one-sided, the Hoosiers have dropped 21 in a row vs. Michigan.

10. Michigan State (3-8, 1-7): L.J. Scott continues to be a force, averaging 5.9 yards per rush in Big Ten conference games.

11. Maryland (5-6, 2-6): Ground game has gone completely stagnant. Terps rushed for just 11 yards vs. Nebraska.

12. Illinois (3-8, 2-6): Fans said good riddance to Wes Lunt on Senior Day (19-for-41, 137 yards).

13. Purdue (3-8, 1-7): David Blough and DeAngelo Yancey hit on a 75-yard TD last week.

14. Rutgers (2-9, 0-8): Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State outscored the Scarlet Knights 223-0.