Big Ten Power Rankings Week 10: Terps, Wolverines Rise, Wildcats, Nittany Lions Fall

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Nov 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines cheerleader in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Finally. This week is here. It’s the week we have all been waiting for. And I don’t mean this past Saturday.

This Saturday will finally allow us to have a little bit more validity in our Big Ten Power Rankings with the much-anticipated showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State. We’ll know who to put at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 in the conference. However, this past weekend can’t be ignored either.

Although there were not supposed to be any significant games, a few unexpected results dramatically shook up the power rankings for this week. All of a sudden, a few Big Ten teams are getting better by the day. And a few other just look absolutely pathetic, even worse than when the season started.

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The conference has three teams right now vying for a potential spot in the College Football Playoff, but there are now three other teams who control their own destiny for a Big Ten championship. That makes this a very exciting November slate of Big Ten games coming up, obviously starting with the big one between Ohio State and Michigan state.

But before the season’s end, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota will have all had to play each other as well, and who knows? The Big Ten East could potentially open up a little bit more. With Maryland playing well and Michigan possibly getting on a roll, some crazy things could happen.

But with all of that ahead of us, here are our Week 10 Big Ten Power Rankings based on what we have seen so far this college football season.

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