Posts tagged "big ten football power rankings"

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections
“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.” The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like... Read more »

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers
When looking at the Big Ten conference standings, and trying to figure out the hierarchy for the college football bowl system, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite lines from the ’80s movie “Fletch.” “I’d say we’re in a gray area.” “How gray?” “Charcoal.” We do know this however- the Big Ten... Read more »

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »
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Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition
Can’t leave college football alone the game needs me. Biggee Smalls once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.” You write and talk about what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. “Banks is... Read more »

Big 10 Power Rankings

Big 10 Power Rankings
One of the main storylines in the Big Ten entering this college football season was all the dual threat quarterbacks. Well so far, I’d say it’s really only Wisconsin‘s Russell Wilson and Nathan Scheelhaase who fit that bill. Michigan’s Denard Robinson did throw for over 330 yards and 4 TDs, but he is an average... Read more »

B1G 10 Football Season Predictions

There’s four good teams in the Big Ten this season and five more that could be good or just blah. You can call it parity (just don’t call it PARODY, I HATE when people make that mistake, it isn’t Weird Al Yankovic playing college football here) or you can call it mediocrity. Expect a lot... Read more »
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Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Final, Post-Bowl Edition

As bad as the Big Ten looked on New Year’s Day (and they did look awful) their 3-5 overall record wasn’t terrible. Especially when you consider that this year (like every year) saw them play more bowl games in their opponent’s home state than any other conference. So when you factor in all the de... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings: Midseason Edition

On my way home from the “Banks Bowl” (nickname I give to the annual Illinois-Michigan State meeting, because the former is my undergrad, the latter my MBA school) on Saturday night I drove past the town of Climax, MI on I-94. The miles immediately leading into Climax are exciting, but then when you’re past Climax,... Read more »

Big Ten Power Rankings

Big Ten news of the week? Obviously, the polls deeming Columbus the current capital of college football power. The great American poet Cornell Haynes once posed this existential query: “What does it take to be #1, two is not a winner, and three nobody remembers.” In slightly more recent history, another local wordsmith named Kanye... Read more »
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Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference Season Edition

Doesn’t it feel good to finally have conference season here? Yes, especially after this past Saturday’s yawn-inducing “Big Ten-MAC Challenge,” in which three different teams played Steve Spurrier style run-up-the-score. 1. Ohio State (4-0) Not only are they the class of the Big Ten, but they’re arguably the best team in all of college football.... Read more »
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