Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 4

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Sep 19, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins (3) scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to move Maryland up at all especially after getting blown out by Bowling Green 48-27 last week. However, the Terrapins rebounded for a nice win over South Florida and proved that they won’t be placed with the bottom-two teams in the conference.

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Caleb Rowe is becoming a nice replacement for the versatile quarterback C.J. Brown, passing for 297 yards and four touchdowns in the win, but throwing three picks. He will need to protect the ball moving forward, but he’s been solid.

This might be the lowest position in a power rankings in college football for a team that hasn’t lost a game yet this season. Indiana is 3-0 to start the year, but Kevin Wilson’s squad struggled to take down inferior opponents seemingly every week.

In week three, the Hoosiers had to make a furious comeback in order to defeat Western Kentucky at home. Nate Sudfeld and Jordan Howard are proving to be the real deal, offensively, but the Hoosiers’ defense is pitiful, allowing 484 passing yards in the three-point win.

Another team that probably should have moved up, but the teams ahead of the Nittany Lions all played well. Also, taking down Rutgers at home isn’t exactly a stellar win.

Once again, Christian Hackenberg struggled, but freshman running back Saquon Barkley happens to be one of the best young backs in the conference. He finished with 195 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

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