Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Year Power Rankings After 11 Weeks

The Big Ten is viewed by many to be defense-first conference, but their is plenty of talented offensive players. These next six players help prove that. Here's our post-Week 11 edition of the Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Year Power Rankings:

5. Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana hasn't won much this season, but that shouldn't take away too much from Howard's great season. He missed some time with injuries, but has still racked up 1,199 yards and 9 scores. He's coming off a game against Michigan in which he dominated the Wolverines' defense. Howard racked up 238 yards and two scores against the third-ranked run defense. The UAB transfer has been the driving force behind IU's offense. 

4. Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State Spartans

Burbridge's 1,021 receiving yards account for just over 41 percent of the Spartans' total passing offense. He only has six touchdowns to his credit, but he's been the most reliable possession receiver in the conference. He's the only Big Ten wide out with 1,000 yards this season. That means a lot for an MSU team that's scrapped and clawed their way to a 9-1 record.

3. Tommy Armstrong, QB, Nebraska Cornhuskers

Armstrong has carried his offense, even though he hasn't been perfect. He's completed roughly 55 percent of his passes, for 2,560 yards and 21 TDs. He's thrown 12 picks, but has also added 278 yards and six scores on the ground. Nebraska beats Purdue had Armstrong been able to play. Nebraska isn't having a great season, but Armstrong isn't to blame. He's the biggest reason they have a shot at a bowl game this season.  

2. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State Spartans

If Connor Cook wasn't playing in East Lansing this year, MSU would likely have at least two losses. That's how much Cook's accuracy and steady hand means for the Spartans this year. Cook has over 2,400 yards passing and 21 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He's a worthy winner, but there is one player who deserves it more. 

1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State Buckeyes

Elliott has rushed for 100 yards or more in every game this season. He has a real chance at shattering the 2,000 yard mark with regular season, and potential conference title/CFP games factored in. Ohio State has juggled QBs this season, but Elliott has been their workhorse. He's a Heisman candidate and should win the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Award. 

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