The Rivalry Esq. released its Big Ten Power Poll for week two today. Here's how I voted:
1. Penn State
Their stay may be short-lived depending on what happens this week.
2. Ohio State
Win the USC game and they're #1. Lose by a little and they stay at #2. Lose by a lot - who knows.
3. Michigan State
It's MSU -14.5 against CMU. I feel pretty comfortable giving the points.
We probably won't know how good the Wildcats are until they visit MSU in Mid-October.
Spots 5-7 are neck-and-neck, but Michigan had the best performance in week 1.
Based on last week's performance they should have Iowa' spot, but I feel like this team is one Bielema implosion away from an under-.500 season.
Last week we were reminded why an Illini resurgence might
The defense gave up a lot of yards to Toledo, but the offense looked solid. That's a good first step for Danny Hope.
Struggle to beat a 1-AA team at home? Yes, Iowa did this as well, but they have a history of being competent. The Hoosiers? Not so much.