Big Ten Power Poll - Post Week 5

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Let's take some pride in this conference.  Let's hold our heads high.  I submit to you that the Big Ten is the second best conference in the nation.  You show me another non-SEC league that goes five deep better than Ohio State, Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  There isn't one.  We said that this would be a transition year, and it is. We're on our way back. - maybe even a bit ahead of schedule.  But I anticipate that when this season ends, we'll be recognized as one of the two best conferences in college football.  Then, we'll get to work on reclaiming our rightful spot atop the college football mountain.  In the meantime, it's time to start bringing the layers to the games.  You'll find these sweatshirts in the SBNation store.

1. Ff_369160_s_medium 127 (8) Nothing says Fall like a red-hooded sweatshirt (dip, dip, dip).
2. Ff_330702_s_medium 122 (3) Iowa sweatshirts also come George Raveling-style.  The over/under on people who will get that reference is three and a half.
3. Ff_353864_s_medium 103 Now THAT was the team that Penn State thought that they were going to have when the season started!  
3. Ff_229246_s_medium 103 (1) 5-0 has definitely brought a chill to the pre-season hot air about Coach Bielema's job security.
5. Ff_167779_s_medium 82 If you soak this sweatshirt and put Tate Forcier in it, you might have 175 pounds.  Can he make it alive through the whole season?
6. Ff_359250_s_medium 64 Smile, Sparty!  Back-to-back wins over the Wolverines don't happen every decade.
6. Ff_355026_s_medium 64 Here's a team that really could have used a win over Wisconsin before the meat of there schedule comes at them.
8. Ff_354482_s_medium 53 I actually read "The Trial" by Kafka before I went to law school.  It messed with my head.  Much like trying to figure out how Northwestern and Kafka won against Purdue.
9. Ff_368425_s_medium 36 Could you see this sweatshirt at a bowl game?  Don't laugh.  If they get past Virginia this week, we'll need to take a long look...
10. Ff_335063_s_medium 24 This sweatshirt drops logos on fleece like Purdue drops footballs on the ground.  In other words, there are far too many.
11. Ff_212594_s_medium 14

The "I" is most assuredly not for Isiah (Juice) Williams.  


Maize and Brew DaveAdam HogeHawkeye StatePete Rossman, BoilerTMill, Joe KutsunisRodger ShermanSam @ WWAHTDailyGopherGraham FillerLaw BuckeyeBama HawkeyeHMLee

The Rivalry, Esq has reached out to the SBNation Big Ten bloggers to create this poll.  Its purpose: find a consensus as to the power of the Big Ten teams.  We invited each SBNation Big Ten blog to participate.  We will vote each week.  Invitations remain extended to the writers of Black Shoe Diaries and the Crimson Quarry to participate.

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