Big Ten Power Rankings: Newcomers Look Decent

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4.) Ohio State (1-0)

Last Week: 34-17 win over Navy

Ohio State got off to a very slow start against Navy and had the Twitter world pining for an upset in their first game without injured star QB Braxton Miller. Unfortunately Twitter did not get its wish as replacement J.T. Barrett settled down and brought the Buckeyes a victory. Devin Smith did most of the work on that 80-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, but Barrett looked decent for his first college start.

The Buckeyes have work to do on the defensive front, as they were eaten alive by the triple-option Navy handed them. But they’re not going to see such a unique look every week, so they’re forgiven for now. We’ll see whether or not they’re capable of competing against tougher opponents when a good Virginia Tech defense comes to town.

Next Week: vs Virginia Tech, 8:00 PM on ESPN/WatchESPN