Bo Pelini has the kind of balance in his life that Urban Meyer is seeking, Steven M. Sipple writes. Seniors stepped up for Nebraska's defense against Wisconsin.
Playing a stronger nonconference schedule is the only option for Ohio State, Doug Lesmerises says. Philly Brown is glad the ball is finally coming his way.
Despite a disappointing 3-2 start, the ultimate goals remain for Michigan State this season. Keith Mumphery is emerging as a leader for the Spartans' wideout corps.
Michigan has to be happy to see October, because the Wolverines still have a great shot at winning the Big Ten. Michigan's defensive line is showing progress.
Penn State has become a fun team to watch, Cory Giger writes. Nittany Lions recruit Adam Breneman has spent his senior year raising money for ALS.
Northwestern is ranked for the first time since 2008.
Taking advantage of opportunities in the passing game is the next step for Iowa's offense. The Hawkeyes' toughness returned in the win over Minnesota.
Wisconsin is struggling to finish -- and may be making a change at kicker. The Badgers suffered their second-largest second-half collapse under Bret Bielema in Lincoln.
Purdue's ground attack stalled in its win over Marshall. The Boilermakers didn't have any bad losses before Big Ten play, which is kind of a victory.
It's not an easy time to be an Illinois fan, Loren Tate writes. The Illini are on the brink of having their confidence broken.
The numbers aren't adding up right now for Indiana.
Big Ten power rankings from Athlon and BTN.