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  1. 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
  2. Top five Big Ten student sections

    Brian Bennett

    We're taking a look at attendance issues, and one concern many schools have is how to make sure students show up on a consistent basis. That got us thinking about which Big Ten schools have the best student sections for football. Here's our top fi...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. Big Ten weekend rewind: Week 9

    Brian Bennett

    You know the old adage about offense selling tickets and defense winning championships? Forget about it. If that were true, how could you explain that four of the top five scoring teams in the country are Baylor, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio Sta...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. Vote for your #UltimateTeam

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN has teamed up with EA Sports to bring you the #UltimateTeam vote. We've selected the top five offensive and defensive players from the last 25 years for 16 of the elite programs in college football history. Round 1 of the voting begins today....

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  5. B1G players on Kiper's top prospects list

    Brian Bennett

    The 2013 NFL draft was not a good one for the Big Ten. Will 2014 turn out better for the league? It's a long way away, but draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has an early look at the top five draft-eligible players by position for next year. The Big...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  6. Meyer, Ferentz on powerful coaches list

    Brian Bennett

    Forbes has an interesting story out today in which it lists the 10 most powerful coaches in college football. Two of the top five hail from the Big Ten. What is the magazine's definition of "powerful?" Like so: "To measure coaching power, we look...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. Big Ten rankings: No. 5, Gerald Hodges

    Brian Bennett

    Now we're getting somewhere in our Big Ten Top 25 players countdown. Specifically, we've reached the top five, as our rankings will meet the summit by the end of this week. As a reminder, these rankings are based on past performance and 2012 poten...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  8. Search for playmakers continues at Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    In the Illinois offensive staff room, there's a board where the coaches list their top five playmakers. The goal is to identify which players need to touch the ball most often, and then to build the offense strategy and scheme around that. How muc...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Top B1G individual seasons in past 50 years

    Brian Bennett

    Our daunting assignment for Monday was to identify the top five individual seasons by a Big Ten player in the past 50 years. It was not in any way easy. There have been so many great players and great performances in this league that it seemed alm...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  10. NFL draft experts: Final combine thoughts

    Brian Bennett

    We have spent a lot of time talking about who did what at the NFL combine. For one final look at a few standouts, we turn to the ESPN NFL draft experts. Mel Kiper has put together his revised list of the top five players at each position, followi...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  11. Ohio State announces class of 25

    Brian Bennett

    Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class is ranked among the top five or 10 in the nation, according to most analysts. The first group of recruits under Urban Meyer is complete, after signing-day pledges by offensive lineman Kyle Dodson and linebacker J...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  12. Recruiting: Big East overachievers

    Brian Bennett

    Now that signing day is inching closer, the folks at Football Outsiders took a look at the top five overachieving teams in college football, based on their recruiting classes. These are the teams that do the most with less talent, based on how they a...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  13. The top five teams under Joe Paterno

    Brian Bennett

    In honor of Joe Paterno, I'm taking a look today at the top five teams of the Paterno era at Penn State. Narrowing the list down is no easy task. Paterno's Nittany Lions won two national championships. They could have and should have had more, rec...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  14. The Big East's best: No. 5

    Brian Bennett

    We have arrived at the top five in our countdown of the Top 25 players in the Big East. Just a few more days to go until we get to No. 1. No. 5 Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia Irvin emerged last season as a dominating presence at defensive end, ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Big East's offseason to-do list

    Brian Bennett

    The Big East doesn't want a repeat of 2010. Here's a look at the top five items on the league's to-do list this offseason: 1. Find a perfect 10: The conference has a stated goal of growing to 10 teams. The addition of TCU in 2012 makes nine. The b...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  16. Video: Most improved Big East players

    Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett looks at the top five most improved players in the Big East....

    Blog | October 26, 2010