SiriusXM Big Ten Radio’s Football Power Rankings – Week 9


Pete Pistone and the rest of the SiriusXM Big Ten Radio team will unveil “Power Rankings” each week of the college football season. Check out their Week 9 “Power Rankings” below, and start listening to SiriusXM Big Ten Radio (Ch. 372) on the SiriusXM app now.

Here’s how the SXM Big Ten Radio team voted to shape this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings” after week nine of the 2022 season.

  1. OHIO STATE 

J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a separation-score in the fourth quarter and then a pick-6 to cap a spectacular performance by the defensive end as the Buckeyes erased a fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. 13 Penn State 44-31 Saturday. C.J. Stroud found his groove for Ohio State in the fourth quarter and finished with 354 yards passing as the Buckeyes ran their winning streak in the rivalry to six in a row — none by more than 13 points.

NEXT: At Northwestern on Saturday

  1. MICHIGAN

Blake Corum ran for 177 yards and scored twice, and Jake Moody made five field goals to help No. 4 Michigan remain unbeaten with a 29-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday night. The Wolverines scored 26 straight points after falling behind briefly late in the first quarter.

NEXT: At Rutgers on Saturday

  1. ILLINOIS 

Chase Brown rushed for 149 yards and scored on consecutive series in the second quarter, helping No. 17 Illinois beat Nebraska 26-9 on Saturday. The Illini beat the Cornhuskers for the third year in a row. They won a sixth straight game for the first time since 2011 and secured their first winning regular-season record since 2007.

NEXT: Home versus Michigan State on Saturday

  1. PENN STATE 

The Nittany Lions lost to Ohio State at home 44-31.

NEXT: At Indiana on Saturday

  1.  PURDUE

The Boilermakers had a bye week.

NEXT: Home versus Iowa on Saturday

  1. MARYLAND 

The Terrapins were on a bye week.

NEXT: At Wisconsin on Saturday

7.   WISCONSIN

The Badgers had a bye week.

NEXT: Home versus Maryland on Saturday

8.    MINNESOTA

Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries to lead Minnesota past Rutgers 31-0 on Saturday to stop a three-game losing streak. Quarterback Tanner Morgan crisply returned from a concussion that kept him out of the previous game for the Gophers, who enjoyed a 19-play, 99-yard drive on their first possession that drained 10:24 off the clock.

NEXT: At Nebraska on Saturday

9.  MICHIGAN STATE 

The Spartans lost to Michigan by a score of 29-7.

NEXT: At Illinois on Saturday

  1. IOWA

Spencer Petras threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Drew Stevens kicked four field goals as Iowa defeated Northwestern, 33-13, on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (4-4, 2-3 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak with their highest point total of the season. Northwestern (1-7, 1-4) has lost seven straight.

NEXT: At Purdue on Saturday

  1. NEBRASKA 

The Huskers lost at home to Illinois 26-9.

NEXT: Minnesota at home on Saturday

  1. RUTGERS 

The Scarlet Knights lost at home to Minnesota 31-0.

NEXT: Michigan at home on Saturday

13.  INDIANA 

The Hoosiers had a bye week.

NEXT: Penn State at home on Saturday

14. NORTHWESTERN

The Wildcats lost to Iowa on the road 33-13.

NEXT:

Ohio State at home on Saturday






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