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medinabuckeye1

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B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« on: November 22, 2020, 03:19:20 AM »
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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 07:50:14 AM »
1. OSU: I was all prepared to put Wiscy up here and then...So, OSU.  Clearly a real struggle defending the pass.  They didn't get a ton of pressure up front, and they got beat in various ways on the back end.  While they won't magically get grizzled vets back there, they will hopefully clean up the big busts back there and make it more difficult.  Otherwise, pretty good - ran for 300 and pass for 300. Run defense was stout.  They ain't perfect but they ain't bad.

2. Northwestern: If OSU is the Death Star, then Northwestern is the...I dunno, what is the superweapon equivalent to a python?  They look to be barely moving and by the end you have suffocated and now you are dead.  Whatever it is, they are back, and with a pretty easy schedule remaining it would be really surprising if we don't already have the B1G championship set.

3. Indiana: Penix is awesome and so is Fryfogle.

4. Wisconsin: The knock on them coming in was their lack of skill players on offense.  Could they make some plays against a good defense?  This week - no. A tough schedule left, too, with Minny, Indiana, and Iowa.

5. Iowa: Another Iowa style buttkicking, where they win by 20 while getting 250 yards of offense.  This is a good team, and it's too bad they dropped a couple close ones early or they would be in the mix.

6. Purdue: Slipping into best of the rest territory.  The defense let them down against Minnesota, spoiling a night of getting close to 500 yards of offense.

7. Maryland: Man I'm just guessing at this point. 

8. Illinois: Kicked Nebraska's butt, maybe found an identity on offense?

9. Minnesota: Might be on the upswing again.  

10. Michigan: Not sure what to make of 3 OT's against Rutgers.

11. Penn State: Best thing about 0-5 is the chance to go 0-6.

12. Rutgers: They got spunk, at least.

13. Nebraska: I mean, what the hell.

14. MSU: blech

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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 08:17:13 AM »
1. Ohio State
2. Northwestern
3. Wisconsin
4. Indiana
5. Iowa
6. Purdue
7. Minnesota
8. Maryland
9. Illinois
10. Michigan
11. Michigan State
12. Rutgers
13. Nebraska
14. Penn State
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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 09:14:05 AM »
1. OSU
Until they lose,  OSU will always be number 1.
2.  NW
NW is a really good team that fools you into thinking they are not very good.  They have an elite defense.  They are the Best in the West without a doubt.
3.  Iowa
Iowa has been winning with defense and the running game,  but not sure if Iowa's QB has what it takes to win the next time Iowa is in a close game.
4.  Indy
This may seem a little harsh for a team that just lost to OSU by only 7 points but Indiana's resume for the other teams they have beaten keeps getting worse.
5.  Wiscy
Was disappointed in their effort against NW.  2 wins are against bad teams.
6.  Purdue
Going to cut Purdue some slack after slipping up against Minny.  They are a decent team.
7.  MD
8.  Minny
9.  ILL
10.  Neb
11.  PSU
12.  Mich
13.  Rut
14.  MSU

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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:47:02 AM »
1. Ohio State
2. Indiana
3. Northwestern
4. Maryland
5. Wisconsin
6. Iowa
7. Purdue
8. Michigan
9. Illinois
10. Rutgers
11. Minnesota
12. Michigan State
13. Penn State
14. Nebraska
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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 09:57:27 AM »
1. OSU: I was all prepared to put Wiscy up here and then...So, OSU.  Clearly a real struggle defending the pass.  They didn't get a ton of pressure up front, and they got beat in various ways on the back end.  While they won't magically get grizzled vets back there, they will hopefully clean up the big busts back there and make it more difficult.  Otherwise, pretty good - ran for 300 and pass for 300. Run defense was stout.  They ain't perfect but they ain't bad.
As a poster on another sight said losing Riep and Wint(charged with rape)and Brendan White and Isaiah Pryor(transfers) leaves the DB ranks thin.Not sour apples but the D-Line were getting handcuffed.Even the posters on an MSU board said it.But Penix just might be the best QB in the BIG
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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 10:15:00 AM »
1. Northwestern
2. Ohio State
3. Indiana
4. Wisconsin
5. Iowa
6. Purdue
7. Illinois
8. Maryland
9. Michigan State
10. Michigan
11. Rutgers
12. Nebraska
13. Minnesota
14. Penn State

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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 10:21:55 AM »
1 Ohio State - Not quite clicking like last year. Bit of a 2015 vibe. 
2 Northwestern - double digit win over primary challenger in the B1G West. 
3 Indiana - came within 1 TD of the elusive OSU/PSU/M hat trick. 
4 Wisconsin - they didn't duck Northwestern, and got goosed. 
5 Iowa - 2 losses by a combined 5 points, then a lot of ass kicking after that. 
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Everyone else sucks
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6 Penn State - they have three cupcakes to fatten up on down the stretch. 
7 Minnesota - Beat Purdue and Illinois over the last three weeks.
8 Purdue - Once a contender, now a pretender. 
9 Illinois - Lovie just went out there and pulled Frost's pants down. 
10 Nebraska - At least they're not the Wolverines. 
11 Michigan - Needed triple OT to beat Rutgers. 
12 RutgerS - They'll scalp another team or two down the stretch. 
13 Michigan tate - Lost their last two games by a combined 73-7, and also relinquisted their S to Rutgers. 
n/a Maryland - still hiding under their shell. 
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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 10:34:54 AM »
The Good
1) Ohio State
2) Northwestern: That defense is legit
3) Indiana: I wasn't sure about them before OSU game, but they belong
4) Wisconsin

In Limbo
5) Iowa: QB play prevents them from moving into the top tier

A grab bag of Meh
These 4 are pretty interchangeable
6) Purdue
7) Penn State
8) Minnesota
9) Illinois

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10) Maryland: I guess?

Oof
11) Michigan
12) Rutgers
13) Nebraska: 1-7 staring them in the face

WTF
14) MSU: I think Nebraska would beat them by 17 points

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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 03:17:04 PM »
1. Ohio St.
2.Northwestern
3. Indiana
4. Wisconsin
5. Iowa
6. Purdue
7. Minnesota
8. Maryland
9. Illinois
10. Michigan
11. Rutgers
12. Nebraska
13. Michigan St.
14. Penn St.

Northwestern and Indiana could be switched. I moved Iowa up one because Purdue faltered, but Purdue was just a stiff-arm away from defeating Minnesota. Purdue has a better record than Minnesota, so I ranked Purdue ahead of Minnesota. 
We all have a bad year once in a while, but it is difficult to understand how the bottom 3 could each have a bad year the same year.


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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 05:47:22 PM »
1. Ohio State- not as dominate this week but still won
2. Northwestern- defense does win championships
3. Indiana- top QB in the conference
4. Iowa- starting to play normal football for Iowa
5. Wisconsin looked like they played a tough team without all their pieces
6. Minnesota- a win is a win and each team got a weak PI called 1 led to a TD 1 did not
7. Maryland- COVID year
8. Illinois- getting healthy
9. Purdue- cannot have all the calls go their way
10. Michigan- toughed one out
11. Michigan State- a break in the season
12. Nebraska-Is it getting cold there for Frost
13. Rutgers- improving but not this year
14. Penn State- is it time for a new Coach?



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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #11 on: Today at 08:06:49 AM »
1) Ohio State
2) Indiana
3) Northwestern
4) Wisconsin
5) Iowa
6) Purdue
7) Maryland
8) Minnesota
9) Illinois
10) Michigan State
11) Michigan
12) Nebraska
13) Penn State
14) Rutgers

I really have no idea how to properly Power Rank the Big Ten.  OSU, NW and IU seem to have separated themselves, Wisky and IA have been keeping pace, and then there's the rabble.

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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:16:28 AM »
1. Ohio State - Fields looked human but the run game kicked in. The defense played well in the first half, but as has been the case this year, they took their foot off of the gas in the 2nd half. I don't know what it is about this team, but they have yet to put a full game together. But I will concede that they do have issues in the secondary. They need to look at different ways of getting pressure on the QB so they can't sit there and pick them apart. 
2. Northwestern - We've always known they play good defense, but with Peyton Ramsey at QB, their offense isn't the dumpster fire that it was a year ago. 
3. Indiana - The Hoosiers are going to be a team to be reckoned with while Tom Allen is coaching. If they can continue or even improve their recruiting, they can be a major boost to the conference strength.

4. Wisconsin - Still a very good defense, but looked out of sorts on Offense. NW had the Mertz looking confused at times and making mistakes that he had not made so far. Also if I am correct, they were still missing some major pieces to their team. 
5. Iowa - If only the Hawkeyes had managed to win their first two games, we would probably talking about them winning the West. They are looking very good right now and probably playing as well as anyone in the B1G.
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I have no idea how to rate any of the teams below here.

6. Purdue - Probably the best of this group. I didn't get to see the game, but I saw the phantom OPI that took away the winning TD catch. They were the latest victim of B1G officiating. 
7. Maryland - Hopefully they get to play this weekend to see if they are deserving of my ranking.
8. Michigan - Beat Rutgers but took 3OTs to do it. But they might have finally found their QB. 
9. Illinois - With Peters back at QB their offense suddenly looks competent.
10. Rutgers - A big improvement so far under Schiano. Could have beaten the Wolverines had Harbaugh not awakened from his month long daze and realized that Milton was killing them.
11. Minnesota - At least they got the W even thought it appears to be tainted.
12. Michigan State - I don't think they could beat any team above them on a neutral field now. 
13. Nebraska - Not good. 
14. Penn State - This team just flat out quit. They are mailing it in right now. 


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Re: B1G Power Rankings, week 5
« Reply #13 on: Today at 10:12:15 AM »

  • Ohio State
  • Wisconsin
  • Northwestern
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Purdue
  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Rutgers
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Penn State
  • Michigan State


 

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