Power Ranking Big Ten Football in Week 11: Michigan Dunks As Penn State Rebounds

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Power Ranking Big Ten Football in Week 11: Michigan Dunks As Penn State Rebounds
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The Michigan Wolverines came back from the brink of destruction to snatch a victory from a talented and determined Illinois team at the conclusion of the most exhilarating football game in the country on Saturday afternoon.

Following that game, Penn State’s Joe Paterno notched his 400th career win by upending Northwestern in Happy Valley to move Penn State back to an impact position.

Many of the BCS top 25 went down to defeat in Week 10. 

Three of the four teams bumping each other for the Big Ten Title won––all except Ohio State, who sat idle. 

The victories at the top, however, were low-key against the bottom dwellers of the Big Ten.

Iowa, after its splendid victory over Michigan State in Week 9, could barely find the football field in Bloomington. The Hawkeyes were lucky to get out of town with a win. 

All the real excitement for TV audiences in the Big Ten happened in Ann Arbor and in Happy Valley.

The Power Rankings are based on the BCS Rankings, plus win-loss nets and most importantly the team’s past weekend results––for upsets or victories over ranked teams.

Understandably, the Power Rankings may change dramatically from week to week. This week's Power Rankings reflect a distinct rise in the middle of the pack, edging ever closer to the top four.

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