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Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan football good, but not good enough vs. Ohio State

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Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

Nebraska underachieved. Minnesota surpassed expectations. Michigan football was worse than advertised. And Ohio State is still the best team in the Big Ten.

At the end of the regular season, these truths are self-evident.

The conference continues to be defined by the Buckeyes' supremacy. The other teams in the league, from year to year, continue to oscillate between good, average and bad – rarely achieving the success that would vault them into the sport’s elite tier.

That’s just the way it is, and 2019 illustrated as much: