The Big Ten came into the season with a clear favorite to win the conference and challenge for a national title, but after week 1 did we see Buffalo expose some holes that Ohio State might have? Is Iowa in for another long season? So who is the QB at MSU? Lets take a look at the rankings after week 1
12. Purdue (0-1)- Lost to Cincinnati 42-7. Cincinnati has had some good teams in the past few years and has played in a BCS game, but the Bearcats aren’t expected to repeat that this season. Give credit to Purdue for playing a quality opponent, but they clearly weren’t ready.
11. Iowa (0-1)- Lost to Northern Illinois 30-27. Yes Iowa lost on a last second field goal, and yes Northern Illinois played in a BCS game last season, but you cannot lose to a MAC opponent at home.
10. Illinois (1-0)- Beat Southern Illinois 42-34. Illinois can put up some points, but their defense will give up points. Giving up 34 points to a MAC team could be a sign of things to come for the defense.
9. Minnesota (1-0)- Beat UNLV 51-23. The Golden Gophers came out and took care of business, this could be a team to keep an eye on this season.
8. Indiana (1-0)- Beat Indiana State 73-35. Its no surprise Indiana put up a lot of points. Their offense is going to be explosive this season, but their defense will be suspect to giving up a lot of points.
7. Penn State (1-0)- Beat Syracuse 23-17. Penn State started a true freshman at QB and came out with the win, but starting a true freshman at QB could hurt Penn State down the road.
6. Michigan State (1-0)- Beat Western Michigan 26-13. The defense looked elite, but the offense isn’t quite there yet. Dantonio needs to pick a QB and stick with him.
5. Wisconsin (1-0)- Beat Massachusetts 45-0. The Badgers shut out a bad Massachusetts team which they should have done. The offense may not skip a beat thanks to James White and Melvin Gordon
4. Nebraska (1-0)- Beat Wyoming 37-34. The defense may have gotten exposed in the win against Wyoming. The Cornhuskers barely hung on to beat the Cowboys.
3. Northwestern (1-0)- Beat California 44-30. The Wildcats went on the road and beat a quality Pac 12 opponent. The defense though gave up to many points, but the offense is going to be good.
2. Michigan (1-0)- Beat Central Michigan 59-9. The offense rolled, although Garnder did throw 2 INTS against CMU. The defense took control and shut down the Chippewa’s.
1. Ohio State (1-0)- Beat Buffalo 40-20. The offense of Ohio State looked strong, but the very young defense of Ohio State could be problematic to the Buckeyes down the road.