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  1. Big Ten rankings: No. 7, Taylor Lewan

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our Big Ten postseason player rankings creep closer toward the top 5. Every player left on the list is either the league's best or second best at his position, in our estimation. As a reminder, these rankings are based solely on performance during th...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  2. Big Ten rankings: No. 8, Chris Borland

    Adam Rittenberg

    The preseason top 25 player countdown continues as we inch our way closer to the top 5. As a reminder, these rankings are based primarily on 2011 performance and potential for the 2012 season. NFL potential is taken into account, but it's not the ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  3. B1G players in Kiper's latest projections

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has produced another set of top 5 lists , which examine the top prospects at each position as April gets closer. The scouting combine is all wrapped up, and pro day fever is upon us as players rise and fall on the draft bo...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  4. Kiper's top 5s for draft, 2012 season

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN's NFL draft expert Mel Kiper has revised his list of top 5 players at each position for the 2012 draft and compiled the top 5s among returning seniors for the 2012 college football season. Big Ten players are on both lists, so let's take a lo...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  5. Big Ten rankings: No. 5, Lavonte David

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time to get serious as the Big Ten preseason player rankings, based on past performance and potential impact for the 2011 season, have entered the top 5. Up next ... No. 5: Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska, Sr., 6-1, 225 2010 numbers: Led th...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  6. Big Ten places three in final AP top 15

    Adam Rittenberg

    The final Associated Press Top 25 poll is out, and the Big Ten placed three teams among the top 15. Sugar Bowl champ Ohio State leads off the Big Ten contingent at No. 5, marking the Buckeyes' seventh top 5 finish in Jim Tressel's 10 years as coac...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  7. Big Ten in Kiper's latest draft forecast

    Adam Rittenberg

    ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper has updated his latest Big Board, as well as his top-5 positions lists for both seniors and non-seniors. You need to be an ESPN Insider member to view the complete files, but here's where Big Ten players stack up: ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  8. Big Ten position rankings: defensive line

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we move closer to the season, I'll be ranking the Big Ten, position by position. After some deliberation, I've decided to change things up and rank only the top 5 units from around the league. While I know you love to rag on the lower-ranked teams...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  9. Five games, five opportunities for Big Ten

    Adam Rittenberg

    My colleague Heather Dinich over the ACC blog is feeling a little disrespected these days. Everyone is hatin' on the ACC. When it comes to ranking conferences heading into the 2010 season, the ACC is struggling to stay in the top 5. Well, HD, w...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  10. Big Ten suspends Coleman, OSU not happy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg The Big Ten might lack a top 5 team, but the league leads the nation in suspending its own players. Ohio State star safety Kurt Coleman on Monday became the third Big Ten player in as many weeks to be issued...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  11. Ohio State tries to bounce back again

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Ohio State's recent record against top 5 opponents can't be disputed, but neither can the team's resolve. The Buckeyes have proven they bounce back strong from losses, even heartbreaking ones like last Satur...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  12. Putting a price on the Iowa-Northwestern rivalry

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg No self-respecting list of Big Ten rivalries would put Iowa-Northwestern in the top 5, though the bile between the Hawkeyes and Wildcats is certainly growing. The series has been competitive since 1995 (N...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  13. Adam Rittenberg: Purdue D creates horror show for Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue beat a top-5 team at home for the first time in 17 years. How? With a relentless, blue-collar defense that harassed and out-toughed Michigan State all night long.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2009
  14. Game night at Camp Randall Stadium

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg MADISON, Wis. -- Penn State enters tonight's game trying to further validate itself as a top 5 team and a national title contender. Wisconsin is simply trying to save its once-promising season. Throw in the possib...

    Blog | October 11, 2008
  15. Zook takes tough-love approach with Davis

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Jerry Lai/US PRESSWIRE Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis is a potential top 5 NFL draft choice. RANTOUL, Ill. -- Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis remembers the times his big brother Vernon wo...

    Blog | August 13, 2008
  16. Season wrap: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Northwestern opened Big Ten play Oct. 5, it had a perfect record, a top-20 ranking, ESPN "College GameDay" on campus and Ohio State on the ropes. When the Wildcats concluded their home schedule Nov. 23, they did so in a largely empty stadium and...

    Blog | January 15, 2014