Michigan bounced around once again this week, although only gained a spot in Index. Notre Dame continues to drop – from 6th in the preseason, to 7th in Week 1, to the current 9th slot. Spartans are holding steady rating-wise, but creeping up
Schlimmy the Buckeye: “Great week for the Big 10 going undefeated, but Ohio State sleepwalking for 3 quarters doesn’t bode well for them heading into their titanic clash vs. USC.”
Gilliam the Badger “Can’t say much about the rest of the Big Ten, but the Badgers have a Heisman candidate in P.J. Hill, and he’s possibly the third best running back on the team. Zach Brown has an NFL burst, and John Clay looks like a more athletic version of Ron Dayne. They won’t make it to a BCS bowl, though, with this defense. Really need Aaron Henry and Jonathan Casillas back from injury on the D side. Getting Travis Beckum back at TE will be important for next week’s game at Fresno State.”
Lew, the Hoosier, Wolverine and Gutierrez backer “Penn State’s offense looks very impressive – maybe Oregon State will turn out to be the worst team. I expect Ohio State to get crushed by USC this weekend, but I’m not sure they’ll drop too much in the index given the competition (in the Index). We’ll find out a lot about Purdue, Iowa and Wisconsin this week.
I’m not sure what to say about Michigan, other than this season and next are going to be long and painful – heck, they might continue to be painful until we can genetically clone Pat White.”
Shep, the Domer The team that impressed him: “Minnesota, they are showing they should be at least capable of playing with middle tier Big Ten”