Big Ten Football: Week 6 Power Rankings

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Well, Week 6 is behind us and the Big Ten had some surprising games. Many, if not most, of this week’s match-ups proved whether or not a team was actually all they’re cracked up to be this year.

It seems like Week 6 was the start of a whole new season for the Big Ten. Teams finally showed their true colors. Many teams found out there weren’t as good as they thought they were. Now that we’re about to hit the halfway point of the season, the conference is starting to see it’s true shape.

Teams like Penn State and Indiana are making their final moves to work their way up the power rankings, while others roll over looking for the offseason to begin.

There are still eight weeks left of football, but the Big Ten is finally starting to show the NCAA what teams are real and what teams aren’t.

14. Illinois

Week 6 result – 34-31 loss to Purdue

Illinois put up a decent fight against Purdue this week. Games like this are exactly what this team needs as they prepare for the future.

Like past weeks, the only thing this team needs to do is push through the rough and get to the offseason. Let Lovie Smith work some magic from there and see what happens. There are a few years before this team has any opportunity to shine, but there were glimpses so far this year.

Illinois probably won’t move from the 14 spot on the Big Ten power rankings this season. That’s fine, though, because it’s a bright future ahead for the Figting Illini.