Big Ten Football: Grading each team halfway through the 2020 season

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Eventually delaying its season by two months, Big Ten Football is at the halfway point of 2020 and has had some shocking results.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are hands down the best team in the Big Ten, and it’s no surprise that the Wisconsin Badgers are undefeated and in conference title talks. But it’s what has happened outside of these two teams that has surprised the college football world.

Shall we do a quick review for everyone?

In Week 1 of the Big Ten, Penn State lost to Indiana in overtime, and while that was an upset, what followed is even more surprising as the Hoosiers are still undefeated and the Nittany Lions are still winless.

And speaking of undefeated, after falling from Big Ten West champs in 2018 to 3-9 in 2019, the Northwestern Wildcats are atop the division once again without suffering a blemish to their record.

And Penn State is not the only powerhouse that has flipped upside down as the Michigan Wolverines, who opened up the season with a win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, have not won a game since and sit at 1-3 to start the year — oh, and they sit behind their in-state rival Michigan State in the East division standings.

Who is ahead of all three of these teams in the East? The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who have only won one game but it was against the Spartans — 2020 has placed itself in the Big Ten, it seems.

So how has the rest of the conference fared this season? Well, see for yourself as we grade each Big Ten team at the halfway mark of the 2020 season.

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