Big Ten football is ramping up after Week 8 and Indiana football drops to the bottom two of the Big Ten after losing their fifth consecutive game in Week 8 to Rutgers.
Yet another switch-up of the top three? Can any new team enter the top four? Did any team drop out of the top 10? All of these questions are answered and more!
Biggest Riser: Wisconsin Badgers ⬆️
Biggest Faller: Indiana Hoosiers ⬇️
Big Ten Power Rankings after Week 8
Last game: 31-24 loss @ Maryland
Next game: Oct. 29 @ Iowa
It almost looked like Northwestern had a chance to pull off an upset against the Terrapins in Week 8. The Wildcats led 17-10 at halftime and were pretty dominant on both sides of the ball. Evan Hull did his thing with 20 carries for 119 yards, but it wasn’t quite enough to hold off the high-powered Terrapins, even without Taulia Tagovailoa.
Now the Wildcats travel to Iowa City to take on a Hawkeyes team that just got beat down by Ohio State. Northwestern has shocked Iowa in three straight road wins and has won four of the last six matchups. Even with those statistics, pray for Northwestern in this game as I would be shocked if the two teams combine for more than 20 total points. The first team to score a touchdown in this game wins it.
Northwestern, will you win another game this season?