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Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 7: Northwestern in free fall

As we near the middle of the Big Ten season, Week 6 saw two ranked-versus-ranked conference games, a few blowouts, and one game I’d rather avoid talking about. Here’s an excellent and much more comprehensive recap of Saturday’s contests. Now, let’s dive into this week’s power rankings:

1. Ohio State

Last Week’s Ranking: 1

Last Week’s Result: Win vs. Michigan State (34-10)

Next Week: Bye

Michigan State v Ohio State
Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Buckeyes faced their toughest opponent so far this season in the Spartans and handled them effectively.