Three weeks down and the Big Ten is still on fire. Well, most of it anyway. Six teams, best in 1-A ball mind you - are unbeaten in the Big Ten. Not bad for a conference that the pundits annually place behind the SEC and even ACC and Big Twelve in terms of talent and depth. Michigan anihilated Notre Dame in South Bend. Michigan State man-handled Pitt on the road. OSU and Wisconsin breezed to their third wins. Iowa and Purdue had a tougher go but go there. It's good to be in the Big Ten
Well, it's good except for Indiana, who became the second conference member to lose to a 1-AA team (Southern Illinois). And then there is Illinois. This might have been the last good chance for the Illini to get a win. Northwestern struggled again and believe me, this isn't about the loss of Coach Walker. This team is just a hair above Juco when the offense (except Sutton) takes the field.
Minneosta and Penn State rebounded and give the Big Ten eight teams with a legitimate shot at a bowl game this holiday season. Yep, the Big Ten is looking good. Michigan State has a chance to make it 2-1 against Notre Dame and the conference race officially gets underway. Tighten the chin straps, this is going to be a wild ride.
Team of the Week...
Nothing more needs to be said than, Michigan.
Player of the Week...
So many to choose from, only one POTW award to hand out. I'm going to give mine to the Michigan defense. They set the tone early in a shockingly easy win at Notre Dame and served notice to the country that last year was a fluke...
Get Gamm Standings...
BigTenSportsFan wins last week for his WAG on the ND - Michigan score. BTSF, get me your picks by Wed. evening.
1 - mayo170 - 29-4 (.879)
T2 - Gamm - 28-5 (.848), 1 GG win
T2 - andrewj1313 - 28-5 (.848)
T2 - phatsdawg - 28-5 (.848)
T5 - Dan Meyer - 27-6 (.818)
T5 - flakcat - 27-6 (.818)
T5- BigTenSportsFan - 27-6 (.818), 1 GG win
8 - Buckeye Nation - 26-7 (.788), 1 GG win
T9 - Aaron Roberts - 20-2 (.909)*
T9 - Mike - 10-1 (.909)*
11 - PUFan - 8-3 (.727)*
* = Did not play week two
This weekend's slate:
Northwestern @ Nevada (Friday)
Iowa @ Illinois
Minnesota @ Purdue
Wisconsin @ Michigan
Connecticut @ Indiana
Penn State @ Ohio State
Notre Dame @ Michigan State (Tiebreaker)