21. October 2008 · Comments Off on Power Index Week 8: Buckeyes back on top, Badgers Blasted · Categories: Archive 2008

The impressive win over the Spartans allowed the Buckeyes to take over the top spot, and Minnesota resumed its climb up the rankings offsetting Wisconsin’s plummet. Here’s the full index:

Gilliam the Badger is fed up, thus: “The Badgers opened the 2008-09 season with Midnight Madness on Friday at the Kohl Center. Returing from the team that won 31 games and the Big Ten title, are Joe Krabbenhoft, Trevon Hughes, Macus Landry, and Jason Bohannon. The Badger women’s hockey team beat Bemidji State 9-0 on Saturday in Eveleth, MN in the inaugural Women’s Hockey Hall of Fame game. The men’s football team apparently had a bye week against Iowa.”

Lew: “Ohio State finally seems to have shed the USC demons and decided winning the Big Ten is a worthwhile goal – should be a great one against Penn State Saturday night. Will Michigan be able to put together two solid halves of football this season? If they don’t do so against Sparty, maybe those rumors of Coach Rodriguez losing control of the team will prove true. Speaking of losing control of his team, what the heck is going on with Wisconsin? Michigan’s fall can be traced to the coaching change – but who do the Badgers blame? Their band?”

Biggie the Spartan summed up the week: “Double turds.”

Schlimmy, the Bucknut:“FINALLY!!!! My Buckeyes played a complete game, I just hope that they can carry this momentum into next weekend as the Big Ten Title (and possibly more) is on the line.”

“Does Wisconsin even have a team anymore? Amazing how choking one game to Michigan has affected them for a month (something the Spartans are famous for doing). Hope everyone enjoys the MSU v
U-M game this on Saturday, unfortunately I will miss out on the game this year as I will be in Columbus for the HUGE game at the Shoe.”

Shep, the Domer: was impressed with “Northwestern, bounced back well and didn’t only win but destroyed Purdue. Penn State and Ohio State as well, although Ohio State in a more convincing way.”

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