Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 1

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Aug 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Devin Smith (9) runs for a touchdown catching a pass from quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) (not pictured) during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Navy Midshipmen 34-17.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

There weren’t many surprises in this weeks Big Ten action. Most of the conference took care of business at home but there were some impressive performances. Rutgers rally to beat Washington State on the road qualifies as impressive.  But not anymore impressive then Christian Hackenberg‘s 454 yards passing in Dublin. Equally as unimpressive was the Wisconsin Badger’s woeful passing attack.

Week 1 – Big Ten Power Rankings

14. Northwestern Wildcats -Last Week #13

Last Game – California Bears 31 Wildcats 24

One of the worst teams in the Big Ten lost to one of the worst in the PAC 12.  The Wildcats should have had this one at home but couldn’t catch up after spotting the Cal Bears a huge lead.

13. Purdue Boilermakers – Last Week #14

Last Game – Purdue 43 Western Michigan 34

The Boilermakers got the win but gave up a ton of points to a better than expected MAC team.  Etling took a step forward as the leader of the Boilermaker offense.

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