Big Ten OT Football Power Rankings: Week 1 shakes up preseason notions

Big Ten OT Football Power Rankings: Week 1 shakes up preseason notions

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The Big Ten had itself one heck of a start, until Northwestern laid a complete egg against Cal at home and Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away in the second half en route to a 28-24 loss to LSU in the marquee matchup of Saturday night. Overall, the conference went 12-2 and got a win out west against the Pac-12 by Rutgers.

Despite the 12-2 start to the season for the conference there were a lot of takeaways, including struggles by Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State in victories. It all led to major decisions for our distinguished panel of experts, so let’s remind you of who they are and get to the voting, huh?

Andy Coppens – Big Ten OT & MadTownBadgers (@AndyOnFootball & @MTBadgers)
Kevin McGuire – Nittany Lions Den (@KevinOnCFB & @TheNLD)
Paul Dalen – CornNation (@paul_dalen & @CornNation)
Ross – Black Heart Gold Pants (@RossWB and @BHGP)
Joshua Henschke – Maize ‘N Brew (@JoshuaHenschke)
Phillip Rossman-Reich – Lake The Posts (@RiseNU & @LakeThePosts)
Kevin Recio – On the Banks (@OTB_SBNation & @KevRecio)
Ken Kohl – The Buckeye Battlecry (@The_BBC)
Andy – The Daily Gopher (@yorka1982 & @TheDailyGopher)
Hondo Carpenter – Spartan Nation (@HondoCarpenter)
Dave Fitzgerald – Big Ten OT (@BuckeyeFitzy)

Post-Week 1 Power Poll:

RankSchoolPoints (1st place votes)Previous Week Rank
East
1Michigan State77 (11)1
2Ohio State592
3Michigan583
4Penn State424
5Rutgers297
6Maryland256
7Indiana185
West
1Nebraska72 (7)3
2Wisconsin65 (2)1
3Iowa55 (2)2
4Minnesota484
5Illinois326
6Northwestern195
7Purdue177

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