Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs the ball and is tackled by Indiana Hoosiers safety Mark Murphy (37) and linebacker Forisse Hardin (4) in the second half of the game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten football power rankings: Week 13

  1. Ohio State Buckeyes: After yet another convincing win, it’s now time for ‘The Big Game’ against Michigan and then a date with Michigan State for the Big Ten Title. The Buckeyes are two wins away from their second consecutive undefeated season, but can they get the help they need to get to Pasadena to play for the crystal ball?
  2. Michigan State Spartans: Sparty had another easy outing against Northwestern, and they have to be gearing up for the impending Ohio State match up at this point. That should be fun.
  3. Wisconsin Badgers: Still one of the hottest teams in the country, the Badgers were able to stop the rolling Minnesota team last week.
  4. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Even though they were brought back to reality against Wisconsin, nothing about what this team has done this season should be short-changed.
  5. Nebraska Cornhuskers: They needed OT, but still got the win on the road against Penn State. They’ll finish up this week against Iowa, where they could get their ninth win on the year. But, will that be enough to keep Bo Pelini? Frank Solich was fired after a nine-win season.
  6. Iowa Hawkeyes: While it may not have been as impressive as it would have been earlier in the season, the win over Michigan was still quality and this team has surpasses some’s expectations for this year. Is it still worth the ridiculous money they pay Kirk Ferentz? Probably not, but impressive nonetheless.
  7. Michigan Wolverines: They did lose to a pretty decent Iowa team, but what’s in store for Brady Hoke and company this week against Ohio State? Could be ugly.
  8. Penn State Nittany Lions: It was a heartbreaking loss on Senior Day to Nebraska, but this Penn State team will now see if they can engineer an upset against Wisconsin before they head off into the offseason, just as they did last year.
  9. Indiana Hoosiers: A win over Purdue this week would give the Hoosiers five wins on the year, which is actually a good step in the right direction for the future. This team has the pieces in place to progress.
  10. Northwestern Wildcats: This has to be one of the more monumental collapses of one team in recent memory.
  11. Illinois Fighting Illini: The Illini look like they’re going to need a lot more than just Wes Lunt next year at QB to improve. Lunt can’t play defense.
  12. Purdue Boilermakers: Like I tell you every week, just keep hanging in there, Boilermaker fans…

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