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  1. #B1GFridayFive: Instant impact signees

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to our second edition #B1GFridayFive, a new weekly feature on the Big Ten blog that will offer you a Top 5 on a given topic and then allows you to weigh in on Twitter. In today's #B1GFridayFive, we'll try to identify five instant impact fr...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  2. Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 1-5

    Brian Bennett

    We've been counting down the top 25 players from the 2014 Big Ten season all week, and now we have reached the summit. Like Chris Rock, we're ready to deliver a top 5. These are the best of the best from the year that was. No. 1: Melvin Gordon...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy National Doughnut Day. Mmm ... doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do? Check out College Football Live today, when Andre Ware ranks the top 5 quarterbacks in the Big Ten (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m. ET). Recruits having to pay their own way for...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  4. Big Ten rankings: No. 5, Taylor Martinez

    Brian Bennett

    Our Big Ten postseason player rankings, based on 2012 performance only, have reached the rarefied air of the top 5. These are the best of the best. Kicking off the fab five is a man known to create a little magic ... No. 5: Taylor Martinez, QB,...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  5. Meyer readies Ohio State for next challenge

    Brian Bennett

    Urban Meyer went 12-0 in his first year at Ohio State. Now comes maybe even the harder part: Following that up with the burden of expectations. Many are already projecting the 2013 Buckeyes as a top-5 team and a national title contender, not to me...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  6. Midseason report: Michigan

    Brian Bennett

    MICHIGAN Record: 4-2, 2-0 Big Ten How should we judge Michigan? By two crummy performances against Top 5 teams? Or by the way Wolverines have dominated in their initial two Big Ten games? For sure, the team's preseason top 10 ranking was too...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  7. Revised 2011 Top 25 countdown: No. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We are down to the Top 5 players in the Big East in 2011. You can guess who made the Top 5. But the order awaits ... Up today: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers Making the case: Greene was perhaps the biggest reason why the Scarlet Knights got back t...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. Revised 2011 Top 25 countdown: No. 8

    Brian Bennett

    We continue our countdown of the top players in the Big East. Up today: Ray Graham, RB, Pitt Making the case: I am confident that Graham would have been in the top 5 of these rankings had he stayed healthy for the entire season. Though he only ...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  9. Big East NFL prospects for 2013

    Brian Bennett

    As it stands today, there are only two players from the Big East listed on Mel Kiper's top 5 player rankings by position for the 2012 draft -- Mohamed Sanu at receiver and Bruce Irvin at outside linebacker. But take heart, my friends. Next season ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  10. The Big East and the 2012 draft

    Brian Bennett

    While we breathlessly await the start of the 2011 NFL draft on Thursday night (well, maybe you do; I'll be watching Michael Scott's goodbye on "The Office"), draftniks are already preparing for the future. Mel Kiper Jr. recently revealed his Top 5 by...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  11. Week 12: Did you know?

    Brian Bennett

    Did you know that ... Syracuse is one of three FBS teams to win five road games this season? The other two are in the top 5: Oregon and Boise State. Louisville has held four straight opponents to fewer than 260 total yards? Five diffe...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  12. Postgame thoughts: Kentucky 74, Florida 66

    Brian Bennett

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Quick postgame thoughts from Rupp Arena, where No. 3 Kentucky beat Florida 74-66 on Sunday: The Gators showed they could hang tough against a top-5 team on the road. After trailing by 18 in the first half, they fought back to ge...

    Blog | March 07, 2010
  13. Big East stock report

    Brian Bennett

    Take it from Gordon Gecko. Don't get emotional about stock. Stock up 1. Devin McCourty: You'll notice Rutgers' McCourty appearing in the defensive player of the year race Top 5 today. He's probably the best cornerback in the league and also m...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  14. Big Ten playoff tracker: Nov. 12

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten is down to two College Football Playoff contenders. Let's check in on how they stand after the latest top 25 issued by the selection committee: Ohio State Record: 8-1 (5-0 Big Ten) Rank: No. 8 Next big obstacle: Saturday at No. 25...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  15. Top Big Ten players: Nos. 5-1

    Brian Bennett

    All week, we've been revealing our rankings of the Top 25 players in the Big Ten for 2014. Now comes the moment you've been waiting for: the best of the best. Here are the top five players as we see them, based on past performance and potential fo...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  16. Top individual performances of '13: No. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We've been enjoying the nostalgia of the 2013 season by highlighting the best individual performances by Big Ten players, and now we've reached the top five. Our list takes into account the difficulty of opponent and stakes of the game and tries t...

    Blog | February 19, 2014