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  1. Big Ten rankings: No. 1, Braxton Miller

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason top 25 player rankings have reached the summit. Your final reminder: these rankings are based solely on performance during the 2012 season. Our pick for the Big Ten's top player blossomed at quarterback for the Big Ten's best team l...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  2. PSU powers through Hope-less Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State entered the season with a seemingly depleted roster, a first-time head coach and low expectations, at least outside the program. Purdue entered the season with supposedly its best team in the Danny Hope era, a roster stocked with return...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  3. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Matt from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: How can you say in one line that "Ohio State can't tackle," and in another line state that they are the best team in the Big Ten? Adam Rittenberg: Because both are true stat...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  4. Midseason report: Purdue

    Adam Rittenberg

    PURDUE Record: 3-3 (0-2 Big Ten) Danny Hope told anyone who'd listen in the offseason that he would have his best team at Purdue in 2012. Through the first four games, the Boilers looked the part, averaging 51 points per game at home and nea...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around the Big Ten in Week 7: 1. Follow the Leaders: Neither Wisconsin nor Purdue is the best team in the Leaders Division -- that'd be Ohio State -- and the two squads own just one Big Ten win between them. But since both Ohio ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  6. Boilermakers run away with easy win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue's quarterback situation might frustrate and confuse its fans at times, but the Boilers are pretty good elsewhere. In fact, they might be the best team in the Leaders Division. Purdue rode its run game and its defense to a 54-16 win again...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  7. Wilson-Ball tandem reaches historic heights

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- The game ended one debate and added intrigue to another. Wisconsin's 45-7 dissection of Penn State left no doubt as to which is the best team in the Leaders division. After falling behind early, the Badgers outclassed the Nittany ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Wisconsin has Big Ten's best team and the league's best player: Not a huge revelation, but we needed to see Wisconsin and Russell Wilson against some decent competition. Nebraska came cal...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  9. Badgers crush Huskers behind Wilson

    Adam Rittenberg

    MADISON, Wis. -- There's no doubt about the Big Ten's best team, and no doubt about the Big Ten's best player. Wisconsin and quarterback Russell Wilson cleared up those questions Saturday night with a reverberating 48-17 win against No. 8 Nebraska...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  10. Robinson, Michigan win big at BTN awards

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan wasn't the Big Ten's best team in 2010 -- far from it, in fact -- but the Wolverines' season had no shortage of excitement. As a result, the Maize and Blue won big Monday night during the Big Ten Network's fourth annual awards show. Of th...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  11. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 12

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. Wisconsin is the Big Ten's best team: It's not merely that both Ohio State and Michigan State struggled on Saturday. Wisconsin is one of the nation's hottest teams after winning its sixth...

    Blog | November 21, 2010
  12. Big Ten defined by interceptions this fall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg It's no surprise that the Big Ten's best team leads the nation in interceptions, a defining statistic throughout the league this season. Iowa has picked off 15 passes this season, two more than any other FBS...

    Blog | October 22, 2009
  13. Penn State wins Lambert Meadowlands Trophy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Penn State is the best team in the East, a distinction that reflects the program's recent progress but doesn't mean what it used to. The Nittany Lions won their 27th Lambert Meadowlands Trophy, p...

    Blog | January 22, 2009
  14. Big Ten midseason report

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Before the season, the Big Ten landscape looked fairly straightforward. Best team: Ohio State Heisman candidate: Chris "Beanie" Wells The rest: Did anyone really care? Midway through the season, the scene looks qu...

    Blog | October 15, 2008
  15. Big Ten lessons: Lions roar, Wolverines resurrected

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Five lessons from a wild opening weekend of Big Ten Conference play: Penn State is the league's best team -- Many of us had a sneaking suspicion this would be the case, but Wisconsin had the better nonconference r...

    Blog | September 28, 2008
  16. Best case/Worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    We are a week away from football, and as the season preview winds down, we are taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. As a reminder, these aren't actual predictions or even projections of probable ou...

    Blog | August 21, 2014