Big Ten power rankings: Michigan and Michigan State surge, Penn State plummets

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www.chicagotribune.com—Last week’s ranking in parentheses 1. Ohio State (1) Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins “is probably the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.” You agree, Paul Finebaum? 2. Michigan (4) Tailback Karan Higdon, feeling it: “There’s no further question that we’ve got the best...

Big Ten power rankings: Wisconsin shoots up after Iowa win? Ohio State or Penn State at No. 1? Michigan State?. The Big Ten didn't bounce all the way back following its week from hell, but it did begin the process in earnest. Ohio State and Penn State continued to be wrecking balls. Iowa and Wisconsin played an absolute thriller. Purdue finally broke through with a national-level win after three straight close calls. Michigan State asserted itself as still being a team to consider in the Big Ten East race. Maryland responded after its first loss of the season. And Rutgers? We won't speak of Rutgers.