Big Ten power rankings: guest Tweet edition



The pictures for this Big Ten power rankings honor history. Yes I witnessed history today for the Big Ten, and not in a good way.  Purdue gave up the most points in the history of Ross-Ade Stadium (opened its doors 1924) and the 31 point differential in their 55-24 loss to Northern Illinois is tied for the worst ever loss for a Big Ten team against a MAC school. (Toledo-Minnesota in 2001)

Also NIU became the first MAC team to ever beat two Big Ten schools in the same season. Congrats Boilers! You’ve earned the #12 slot!

Last week, my usage of guest tweeters for the Big Ten power rankings was quite popular, so we’ll do one for every single team team this week. And note: the JIM PHILLIPS ACCOUNT IS A PARODY, NOT REAL. Likewise for Vodka Samm (Samantha Goudie)


1. Ohio State Buckeyes 5-0, (1-0)

2. Northwestern Wildcats 4-0


3. Wisconsin Badgers 3-2 (1-1)

4. Michigan State Spartans 3-1

4. Michigan Wolverines 4-0

6. Nebraska Cornhuskers 3-1


7. Illinois Fighting Illini 3-1



8 Iowa Hawkeyes 4-1, (1-0)

9. Penn St. Nittany Lions 3-1

10. Minnesota Golden Gophers 4-1, (0-1)

I honestly don’t follow anyone who’s really passionate either way about Minnesota, sorry. Plus, almost the whole league was on bye, including the Gophs.

11. Indiana Hoosiers 2-2

12. Purdue Boilermakers 1-4 (0-1)

Listen to me every Tuesday at 10:30 AM CDT talking Illini and Northwestern on 1620 The Zone

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook

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