Heading into this week's slate of Big Ten conference games, we've got a Peaceful Easy Feeling thanks to The Eagles dropping by to provide theme songs for the teams. Not many teams had such a peaceful feeling last weekend, as four of the six games came down to the final possession or overtime.
What could have been a nice rebound week for teams like Purdue, Michigan State and Northwestern became further disappointments. Meanwhile, Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan moved closer to the coveted division titles. That bodes well for this week, when those top four teams in the rankings and in the conference standings play for first place.
Although a lot of focus goes to those teams at the top, the remainder of the schedule is also important for figuring out which teams will surge to a bowl, and perhaps a January bowl. With Penn State and Ohio State so high in the standings, it may not take much to end up playing on January 1 this year. That opens opportunities for teams that do not see that stage much.
With the exception of the battle between Illinois and Indiana, all games have bowl implications. Before we get there, let's join a Witchy Woman and check out how the teams rank this week heading into Halloween.