Only Wisconsin and Ohio State remain in the conference championship picture and the College Football Playoff discussion.
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LJ Scott ran for 147 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a snowy 17-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday night.
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Wisconsin will try to stay in control of their playoff destiny against Michigan, while Ohio State will look to make up some ground in the race.
FPI: Spartans heavy favorites at home
Maryland has lost 18 straight conference games against AP-ranked opponents, including 12 straight since joining the Big Ten in 2014. The Terrapins beat Michigan State last season and are seeking back-to-back wins against the Spartans for the first time ever.
The Badgers kept their College Football Playoff hopes alive and sewed up the West, while the East remained up for grabs.
Brandon Peters threw two touchdown passes, Chris Evans ran for two scores and No. 21 Michigan dominated Maryland in the first half in a 35-10 victory Saturday.
Wisconsin is the Big Ten's only realistic hope for the College Football Playoff, and a visit from No. 20 Iowa is the Badgers' toughest test to date.
The weekend wasn't kind to Big Ten teams who have an eye on the College Football Playoff, which makes Wisconsin's consistency all the more valuable.
Gus Edwards ran for 109 yards and caught a go-ahead 23-yard touchdown pass with 7:30 remaining to rally Rutgers to a 31-24 victory over Maryland on Saturday.
Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State will all try to continue their march up the College Football Playoff rankings as conference play continues.
Help us determine the best performances from Week 9 in the Big Ten and look ahead to Week 10.
Ohio State registered a remarkable comeback win over Penn State, which pushes the Buckeyes past the Nittany Lions in the conference power rankings.
Max Bortenschlager threw two touchdown passes, Jake Funk ran for a pair of fourth-quarter scores and Maryland outlasted Indiana 42-39 Saturday to keep the Hoosiers winless in the Big Ten.
The Ohio State-Penn State game is the marquee matchup, but this week could help sort out who else still has a shot at the Big Ten championship game.
Balance still an issue in the Big Ten
Much like in recent seasons, the East has been far more competitive than the West, where every team but Wisconsin has at least three losses already. The top three teams in the East have just two combined losses, though that number will grow this weekend when Penn State and Ohio State meet.
Help us determine the best performances from Week 8 in the Big Ten and look ahead to Week 9.