Big Ten Football Power Rankings Featuring Bon Jovi

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Big Ten Football Power Rankings Featuring Bon Jovi

After a long offseason with a ton of controversy and a few coaching changes, it was refreshing to see the calendar turn to September and finally see some football on the field. The first week of play answered a lot of questions and added some new ones to watch as the schedule progresses towards conference play.

On the whole, a 10-2 start for the conference is about normal. That same mark was posted in the first week of 2011 against a schedule that was not quite as solid as the one faced this year. Although the blowout loss to Alabama was a bad sign, wins over the likes of Southern Miss, Boise State and Syracuse are a good set of wins.

Unlike professional leagues where lockouts can occur, college football is always here to guide us from the dog days of summer into the cold months. Thus, it seems appropriate that Bon Jovi covers the theme songs for Big Ten teams in Week 1, as "I'll Be There For You" plays in the background.

Let's take a look at how the conference shakes out after the limited returns of Week 1:

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