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.
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. It was a different route, but Ohio State did travel to (at least a share) its fifth consecutive Big Ten title. The rest of the conference is relatively calm. Iowa was a near unanimous pick at number two, Wisconsin and Penn State are locked in at the 3 and 4 spots, Northwestern, Minnesota, and Michigan State hold down the 5-7 posts. There is some confusion as to what do do with the Illini, Boilers, and Hoosiers. Their rankings were the least stable of the teams. Again, Michigan brings up the rear. I can't even begin to describe how weird this is. Assuming that they lose to The Ohio State University, we'll have to take a long look at how far and hard Michigan has fallen.
It's Rivalry Week throughout the Midwest. Bundle up and bring your Hate.
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