Big Ten Power Rankings: Newcomers Look Decent

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The Not-So-Big Ten

11.) Minnesota (1-0)

Eastern Illinois scored 20 on the Gophers, but they forced three turnovers on defense.

Next Week: Middle Tennessee

12.) Illinois (1-0)

Wes Lunt threw for four touchdowns against Youngstown State, but it was against Youngstown State so he should have thrown six. Also, his team struggled.

Next Week: Western Kentucky

13.) Purdue (1-0)

Sure you won and scored 43 points, but is letting Western Michigan score 31 against you really winning?

Next Week: Central Michigan

14.) Northwestern (0-1)

You lost to a team that has won four games in the past two years (two of which came against Southern Utah and Portland State). Thanks for making the Big Ten look bad.

Next Week: Northern Illinois