Let's be honest. Two of the easiest columns to write (and get feedback from your readers) are 1) the power rankings column and 2) the pop culture comparison column. Much like that magical day when somebody got their peanut butter on my chocolate (or did I get my chocolate in her peanut butter?), it was predestined that one day these two great columns would be brought together...
So last week's ranking compared each of the twelve Big Ten schools to past Presidents of the United States of America. Needless to say, some of you were not happy.
"It's too political!" "We'll argue and start hating each other!" "Politics and football don't mix well!" "I don't know what we're yelling about!"
Anyway, I realize now that I pushed the envelope way too far with this group. And as a result, I've decided to see that this week's power poll involves as little controversy as possible. So, as the picture above indicates, we have a different topic for this week's poll.
That's right. Puppies. Now, argue about that. I dare you.
1. Ohio State - 96 Points (8 1st Place Votes) - Last Week: 1
You're a big fierce puppy! Oh yes you are!
2. Nebraska - 88 Points - Last Week: 2
You're a fast running puppy, aren't you? Oh yes you are!
3. Michigan State - 78 Points - Last Week: 3
What a strong puppy you are! Oh yes you are!
4. Iowa - 72 Points - Last Week: 4
What a poised and confident puppy you are! Oh yes you are!
5. Wisconsin - 65 Points - Last Week: 6
You're a big boned puppy, aren't you? Oh yes you are!
6. Michigan - 53 Points - Last Week: 5
Did someone big and strong pick on you little puppy? It'll be OK! Oh yes it will!
7. Northwestern - 43 Points - Last Week: 7
Did you have trouble staying awake that late, little guy? It's OK!
8. Illinois - 39 Points - Last Week: 10
What a good puppy you are! You're learning so fast!
9. Penn State - 35 Points - Last Week: 8
You just have to wear this until you get healthy, little guy! It'll be OK!
10. Purdue - 24 Points - Last Week: 11
You're really climbing up in the world, aren't you? Oh yes you are!
11. Indiana - 23 Points - Last Week: 10
You silly puppy! You know that you can't win without defense! Oh no you can't!
12. Minnesota - 8 Points - Last Week: 12
I don't think it's smart enough to be playing dead...
The Big Ten Power Poll is voted upon by the eight writers of this staff. 96 is a perfect score. 8 is the lowest possible total.