We welcome Sippin' on Purple to the Blog Poll this week. The addition of the hip-hop Northwestern blog (as blog-creator Rodger Sherman notes, because hip-hop references and Northwestern athletics go together like small academic institutions and gynormous athletic powerhouses) means that the Big Ten is now the only conference with a full roster of blogs in the SBNation. That's something to take pride in. However, these tacky collectibles are not something to take pride in...but they are all for sale in the SBNation shop!
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.