Two weeks away from the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, the games are starting to mean a bit more and what they mean is beginning to crystallize.
Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State continue to be the creme de la creme of the Big Ten, with the three schools winning in dominant fashion in Week 7. That sets the stage for a massive matchup between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 6 Penn State in Columbus on Saturday, in which Penn State looks to break up what is becoming an annual battle for the Big Ten East between the Wolverines and Buckeyes on Rivalry Week.
The Big Ten saw some other teams get big wins in Week 7, including Iowa, which continues to find increasingly abstract paths to victory with a 15-6 win over Wisconsin that put the route to the Big Ten West through Iowa City. Rutgers also got a key come-from-behind win against Michigan State that has the Scarlet Knights a game away from bowl eligibility.
Maryland will have to wait to celebrate the postseason, with the Terrapins suffering a brutal 27-24 loss to Illinois, while Wisconsin has found itself in an all-too-familiar outside looking in position following Saturday’s loss.
Could we once again have two teams from the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff? It’s a difficult path there now, but we’ll know a whole lot more after Week 8.
REQUIRED READING: College football rankings: Big Ten teams in updated Coaches Poll, AP Top 25 after Week 7
All bowl projections based on Big Ten bowl selection parameters, Week 8 US LBM Coaches Poll rankings and Big Ten conference standings. Big Ten teams bolded.
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Author : Detroit Free Press
Publish date : 2023-10-15 20:55:37
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