Big Ten energy rankings
Randy Johnson ranks ’em:
1. Ohio State (7-1, 5-Zero): After big comeback win over Penn State, Buckeyes should guard in opposition to hangover on journey to Iowa.
2. Penn State (7-1, Four-1): Nittany Lions’ playoff aspirations took a giant hit in collapse in Columbus. Now, they need to impress at Michigan State in final true take a look at of season.
Three. Wisconsin (Eight-Zero, 5-Zero): Badgers breezed previous Illinois, now go to Indiana as appetizer earlier than Iowa, Michigan go to Camp Randall.
Four. Northwestern (5-Three, Three-2): After losses to Wisconsin and Penn State, Wildcats have gained three straight and will run the desk.
5. Michigan State (6-2, Four-1): Triple-overtime loss at Northwestern damage. Now, Sparty should play Nittany Lions and Buckeyes back-to-back.
6. Michigan (5-Three, Three-2): The Brandon Peters Era at QB has begun for the Wolverines, and the redshirt freshman possible will get his first begin with the Little Brown Jug on the road.
7. Iowa (5-Three, 2-Three): Hawkeyes wanted that win over Gophers, as a result of now they’ve Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Eight. Maryland (Four-Four, 2-Three): A visit to Rutgers may enhance bowl hopes.
9. Nebraska (Four-Four, Three-2): Cornhuskers host Northwestern, with second place within the Big Ten West on the road.
10. Purdue (Three-5, 1-Four): Visit from Illinois ought to present an ideal salve to baduage that one-point loss to Nebraska.
11. Gophers (Four-Four, 1-Four): With Floyd staying in Iowa, Gophers will attempt to seize the Little Brown Jug from Michigan. That’s occurred 4 instances up to now 40 years.
12. Rutgers (Three-5, 2-Three): Scarlet Knights’ two-game win streak gave option to actuality at Michigan.
13. Indiana (Three-5, Zero-5): After go to from Wisconsin, schedule softens (at Illinois, vs. Rutgers, at Purdue).
14. Illinois (2-6, Zero-5): Visit to Purdue possible is simply likelihood for Illini to submit a Big Ten win.