Ranking the Big Ten, including USC and the other Pac-12 schools, through Week 3

Washington defeated Michigan State on Saturday. That game was a nonconference matchup. Next year, it will be a conference game in the Big Ten, which created a 2024 football schedule including USC and UCLA but then had to tear it up when Oregon and Washington joined the conference as a result of the Pac-12’s implosion.

We can’t resist the urge to rank the four incoming Pac-12 schools as part of a new and expanded Big Ten. They won’t join the conference until 2024, but we can engage in rankings in 2023, so that we all get a sense of how these new Big Ten schools might fit into the conference one year from now.

As always, our rankings are not based on the eye test or betting lines or season predictions. Our rankings are based on resumes — actual results against opponents with their own collections of results — through three weeks:


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Purdue has lost to Fresno State and Syracuse at home. Those aren’t terrible teams, but they aren’t as good as other teams which have played the various Big Ten teams which (like Purdue) have a 1-2 record through three games. Purdue sits at the bottom of these rankings as a result.


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Colorado and Minnesota are both better than Rutgers, but not as good as Duke. Because Minnesota has lost and Rutgers has not, Nebraska has to be ranked behind Northwestern at this point.

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Northwestern has lost to Duke and 3-0 Rutgers. Because those teams haven’t lost a game, whereas Minnesota has lost a game, Northwestern is ranked ahead of Nebraska, even though the Wildcats would very likely lose to Nebraska head-to-head.


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