Michigan St., Ohio St., Nebraska Still Top Big Ten Power Rankings Week 7

3 of 15

Saturday Blitz Big Ten Power Rankings Week 7

Well, it was Bad Indiana’s turn to show up last week, and did it ever. How do you give up 45 points to Iowa? That was pathetic, and now, with an 0-2 Big Ten record, their win over Missouri means nothing to us now. Missouri is not great, and that was a fluke week for the Hoosiers anyway. Sorry, no brownie points from us for that game.

Kevin Wilson’s team has a great Big Ten identity, with Tevin Coleman already reaching 1,000 yards rushing on the year and another 400 from D’Angelo Roberts. The problem has been the inconsistent play of Nate Sudfeld, who is supposed to manage the game. Maybe things change with him out this week, but they could get worse. The defense is not good, but that was to be expected. Winning games requires efficient quarterback play to complement the dominant rushing attack. That has to be on Chris Covington now.

The freshman doesn’t get a welcome start with a trip to Michigan State coming up. For the Hoosiers in general, Michigan State and Ohio State are 2 losses on the schedule probably, and road trips to Michigan and Rutgers are going to be difficult to win. But they have to win one of those games plus beat Penn State and Purdue to have a chance at a bowl.

And right now, the way they’ve played, that doesn’t seem likely.

Continue to Next Slide for No. 12 Ranked Big Ten Team