Ohio State's loss at Penn State was the Big Ten's biggest surprise in Week 8, but -- save for Michigan -- the other front-runners also had struggles.
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Michigan moves into our No. 1 spot as Penn State's stunning comeback gave Urban Meyers his first road loss with Ohio State.
The Wolverines now project into the playoff while things continue to heat up in the Big Ten West.
It was a topsy-turvy weekend in the Big Ten, as the conference hierarchy was uprooted a bit. Here are the top players from a crazy Week 8.
Perry Hills threw a pair of touchdown passes in his return to the lineup and Maryland kept Michigan State winless in the Big Ten with 28-17 victory Saturday night.
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Michigan State's misery continues with a 28-17 loss at Maryland. The Spartans have lost five straight, are 0-4 in the Big Ten and will be a huge underdog at home next week vs. Michigan. Maryland, meanwhile, needs just one more win for bowl eligibility under first-year head coach D.J. Durkin.
Spartans likely to lose fifth straight
ESPN's FPI gives Maryland a 61 percent chance to hand Michigan State its fifth straight loss. The Spartans are still searching for thier first Big Ten win of the season.
The project will turn Cole Field House into an indoor football facility, and Maryland also plans to use it as a home for sports-related research.
Wisconsin-Iowa should help determine who will win the West, while Ohio State's visit to Penn State is conjuring some memories.
Can Ohio State survive the White Out at Penn State? Our Big Ten reporters make their picks for Week 8.
Can Northwestern running back Justin Jackson continue to put up big numbers against Big Ten foes?
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Maryland playing for bowl eligibility
After a 4-0 start, the Terps dropped back-to-back games to Penn State and Minnesota. If they want to make a bowl game, they better win one of their next two games (vs. Michigan State, at Indiana) before a brutal three-game stretch. Eliminator
DJ Durkin has gotten the Terrapins off to a 4-2 start, which has exceeded expectations but the schedule is backloaded.
Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett led a thrilling second-half comeback against Wisconsin to lift Ohio State to 6-0.
Our top five teams in the Big Ten Power Rankings remain the same as last week, but there are plenty of shakeups after that.
At 2-4 with games remaining against Michigan and Ohio State, defending Big Ten champion Michigan State is no longer a safe pick to reach a bowl.
Georgia chose to hire an unproven head coach, former Alabama assistant Kirby Smart, and Saturday's home loss to Vanderbilt raises questions about whether it was the right move.
Rodney Smith ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, Conor Rhoda threw for a score in his first career start and Minnesota defeated error-prone Maryland 31-10 Saturday.
Maryland @ Indiana Hoosiers
Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN) - Sat 10/29