Another week is in the books for the 2022 Big Ten football season, and it was another wild and surprising week. It’s hard to know what the true identity of some of the teams in the league is with the level of competition they’ve played so far, but we at least now have a few weeks to observe.
And observe we have. After each weekend we try to make sense of all the action in the Big Ten and provide a power ranking of which teams are playing best. It’s not a prediction of what will happen, but rather what we’ve seen with our own eyes and how each team looks.
So far, we’ve had Ohio State on top despite others criticizing a lack of offense, but that can’t be the case any longer. So where are things this week with the pecking order of the conference? Purdue suffered a heartbreaking loss, Indiana, Nebraska, and Northwestern struggled, and Penn State made a massive statement in SEC country.
Here’s how it all impacts the Week 3 Big Ten football power rankings.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-2)
Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Why the Ranking?
I know Nebraska has been searching for its former glory years and there have been some lean times over the last couple of decades, but I’m not sure it’s ever been as deep in the valley as things are now. After a public flogging administered at the hands of Oklahoma, there are even more questions with very few answers to grasp at.
vs. Indiana (10/1)
Northwestern Wildcats (1-2)
Sep 30, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Northwestern Wildcats helmets on the field prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Why the Ranking?
It’s beginning to look like the first win of the year in Ireland was more about Nebraska than Northwestern. The Wildcats have struggled mightly since coming back across the pond and did so…
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Publish date : 2022-09-18 05:37:37
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