Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Year Power Rankings

The Big Ten is full of teams loaded with talent, and most of the conference's stars are also the best players in country. Here are the five guys that have proven themselves to be the best of the best on the offensive side of the ball:

5) RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions

Barkley missed two games and only received one carry is the season opener, which makes his performance so far even more astounding. He's racked up 642 yards and four TDs on just 88 carries - an absurd 7.2 yards per carry. For reference, that's around what's both LSU RB Leonard Fournette and OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott are averaging this season. Barkley, a freshmen, looks like the real deal and Penn State is lucky to have him.

4) WR Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State Spartans

Burbridge has been the most reliable and explosive wideout in the conference all season, emerging has quarterback Connor Cook's favorite target. The 6'1", 210-pounder has caught 52 passes for 850 yards and five touchdowns this season, and has notched 100+ yards receiving in six of Michigan State's eight games.

3) QB J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Buckeyes

Now that Barrett has been named the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, their offense has taken off. Barrett, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, is completing 66 percent of his passes this season for 472 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions while running the ball 42 times for 329 yards and seven more touchdowns.

2) QB Connor Cook, Michigan State Spartans

Cook has been the driving force behind Michigan State's undefeated season, passing for 2,070 yards and 17 touchdowns while throwing just two interceptions. Barrett might be a better college quarterback than Cook, but Cook is a much better passer and has been the starter from day one this season, unlike Barrett.

1) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes have leaned on Elliott for much of the season and for good reason. He's racked up 1,130 yards and 13 TDs on 167 carries. OSU is trying to limit his touches to about 25 per game, which makes sense since Ohio State needs Elliott fresh for a postseason run. However, there's no denying how good he is and has been in a Buckeyes uniform, averaging 6.8 yards per carry - and over four yards after contact per carry.

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