Sunday, October 7, 2012
Big Ten hitting bottom without a ranked team in USA Today poll
We all knew coming into this season that the Big Ten wasn't high on the conference power rankings list.
But did you think it was going to be this bad?
After another rough Saturday for the conference, it finds itself without a single team ranked in this week’s USA Today Top 25 poll.
can’t be included
in the poll due to its 1-year postseason ban. The Buckeyes are No. 8 in the AP
Top 25, but to not have another team be capable of earning a ranking is pretty
Is it a sign of parity in the conference, or just a sign of bad football?
Northwestern, Michigan State, Nebraska
are all earning votes, but all have had their embarrassing moments during the
Northwestern has been a surprise, but a loss to
won’t help it earn many votes from pollsters. Penn State
Ultimately, the Big Ten will get its ranked teams as the season progresses, but the conference has a very big uphill climb to ever get back in the national title picture.