From Ohio State's rise to No. 1 to Illinois' rise from the dead to Michigan's injury woes, the Big Ten's regular season had plenty of surprises.
The battle between Ohio State and Michigan -- with both teams possibly unbeaten -- highlights what to look for in the Big Ten second half.
Troy Smith didn't have his best game for the Buckeyes, but he offered a signature Heisman highlight play in OSU's win.
There are a couple of difficult head versus heart choices in the opening weekend of 2006, writes Bruce Feldman.
Omar Jenkins, Tyler Palko, Ted Ginn Jr. and Devin Hester highlight our list of budding college stars.