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  1. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 15

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten's best two teams played Saturday night in Indianapolis, and Michigan State proved that it belongs on top. Ohio State had occupied the No. 1 spot throughout the season, but Mark Dantonio's team outclassed the Buckeyes, scoring the game's f...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Rivalry week in the Big Ten left no doubt: The conference's top two teams will meet in the league championship. Wisconsin's shocking home loss to Penn State ends the debate over whether the Badgers or Michigan State should be at No. 2 behind front...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  3. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 11

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    The Week 11 power rankings begin with a mea culpa. Upon further review, we botched last week's rankings, when we had Minnesota behind both Michigan and Nebraska, largely because of the Gophers' loss to Michigan on Oct. 5. We should have had Minnes...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  4. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 9

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Northwestern has made its exit from the Big Ten's top half and shows no signs of returning. Now it's Nebraska's turn to be shown the door. Meanwhile, we welcome an unexpected visitor in Minnesota to the top half of the power rankings. Minnesota's ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 8

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Five lessons from Big Ten play in Week 8: 1. Separation not wide in the Big Ten: Given the schedule, we expected Saturday to be filled with blowouts. Just about every game featured double-digit favorites. But with the exception of the Wisconsin-Il...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  6. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Ohio State still sits atop the Power Rankings, but there has been a significant shake-up after the Buckeyes. Wisconsin's impressive victory against lifeless Northwestern vaults the Badgers to No. 2, as we consider Gary Andersen's team the closest ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    The first truly significant Big Ten game of 2013 is in the books, and Ohio State, thanks to the return of quarterback Braxton Miller and a stout run defense, found a way to prevail. As a reward, the Buckeyes remain atop the Big Ten power rankings hea...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  8. Big Ten power rankings: Week 1

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    After several mostly speculative versions of the Big Ten power rankings, we finally had a chance to evaluate these teams in games. The Week 1 competition mostly wasn't great, and the Big Ten's overall performance left something to be desired. We'll l...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  9. Take Two: NFL coach drought in Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Big Ten bloggers Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. We'll both have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view. We'll let you decide which blogger is right. Colleag...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. Ultimate Big Ten 2013 road trip: Week 7

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    We're nearing the halfway point of our journey through the Big Ten. In a perfect world, there would be no budgetary restrictions or editors (whoops, did we just type that?), and we could simply pick the games we'll attend each week during the season....

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. Ultimate Big Ten 2013 road trip: Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    As we'll remind you, oh, several thousand times during the fall, we don't pick the games we cover each week. But in a perfect world -- one with an unlimited travel budget and invisible editors -- we'd craft our own football itineraries. We can dream,...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  12. B1G coaches share top recruiting stories

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Recruiting is a whirlwind, but National Signing Day provides coaches a chance to take a deep breath and reflect on the grind and the top moments along the way. We asked several Big Ten coaches last week to share their favorite recruiting stories from...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. Big Ten power rankings: Week 14

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    The Ohio State Buckeyes have been atop the Big Ten power rankings most of the season. They'll stay there for a very long time. Ohio State's win against Michigan secured a 12-0 season, just the sixth undefeated, untied campaign in team history. Whi...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  14. Big Ten power rankings: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    It took a while, but the Big Ten finally has some separation. You've got the top six teams clearly defined. Then you have the next three and finally the three I's -- Indiana, Iowa and Illinois -- at the bottom. The top three teams remain intact fr...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  15. Big Ten power rankings: Week 10

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    There's no more debate. Quarterback Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes made sure everyone knows they're the best team in the Big Ten. The so-called Ineligi-bowl on Saturday night in State College paired the top two teams in the most recent...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  16. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football: 1. How about an Ineligi-Bowl?: Here's an idea: Make this year's Big Ten championship game a doubleheader. First, the scheduled contest between the Leaders and Legends Division representative...

    Blog | October 07, 2012