Big Ten power rankings after Week 9: B1G showdowns to come soon

It wasn’t a crazy week in the Big Ten, despite a ranked-on-ranked matchup between Penn State and Ohio State,

and a rivalry game between Michigan football and Michigan State.

However, some teams really got things going, while others could do next to nothing.

In a strange turn of events, the Iowa offense wasn’t one that did next to nothing.

Four teams were off this week, but OSU beat PSU, Michigan beat MSU, Illinois beat Nebraska, Iowa beat Northwestern, and Minnesota dominated Rutgers.

With all those games now in the books,

here are our latest Big Ten power rankings with Week 9 in the rear view mirror.

14. Northwestern Wildcats (1-7) Pvs Rnk 14 Hi/Lo 9/14 Chg       –

13. Indiana Hoosiers (3-5) Pvs Rnk 13 Hi/Lo 11/14 Chg       –

12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) The Huskers continue to be up and down, although they had a tough task in facing a surging Illinois team on Saturday.

12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) Casey Thompson was lost with injury in the second quarter, which meant that Nebraska had to rely on lesser quarterbacks Chubba Purdy and Logan Smothers. 

12. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) It managed just 60 yards on the ground while allowing Chase Brown and company 188. Up next, the Huskers play Minnesota at home.

11. Michigan State Spartans (3-5) Pvs Rnk 10 Hi/Lo 4/13 Chg       -1

10. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-4) Pvs Rnk 6 Hi/Lo 6/12 Chg       -4

9. Iowa Hawkeyes (4-4) Pvs Rnk 11 Hi/Lo 6/11 Chg       +2

8. Wisconsin Badgers (4-4) Pvs Rnk 9 Hi/Lo 3/11 Chg       +1

7. Purdue Boilermakers (5-3) Pvs Rnk 8 Hi/Lo 5/12 Chg       +1

6. Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-3) Pvs Rnk 7 Hi/Lo 2/7 Chg       –

5. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2) Pvs Rnk 4 Hi/Lo 3/6 Chg       -1

4. Maryland Terrapins (6-2) Pvs Rnk 6 Hi/Lo 5/10 Chg       +1

3. Illinois Fighting Illini (7-1) Pvs Rnk 3 Hi/Lo 3/13 Chg       –

2. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) Pvs Rnk 2 Hi/Lo 1/2 Chg       –

1. Michigan Wolverines (8-0) Pvs Rnk 1 Hi/Lo 1/3 Chg       –

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