The three top Big Ten teams rolled this week, with No. 5 Wisconsin piling up 70 points against Northwestern, No. 8 Ohio State trouncing Michigan, and No. 11 Michigan State beating Penn State. (A fourth ranked Big Ten team, Iowa, lost to Big Ten doormat Minnesota, and likely won't be heard from again.)
So where will Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan State be ranked this week? No. 1 Oregon, No. 2 Auburn and No. 4 TCU all won (with Auburn winning just barely), but Wisconsin is just about guaranteed to move past No. 3 Boise State, which lost to Nevada. Ohio State might, as well - Boise State's schedule is fairly easy, so a loss against one of their few good opponents hurts them quite a lot. No. 6 LSU lost as well, to No. 12 Arkansas, and Stanford hasn't played yet. The Oklahoma / Oklahoma State game tonight should also affect the top ten. So let's take a guess what this week's AP top 25 might look like:
5. Stanford (assuming Stanford beats Oregon State)
6. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma State (assuming Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma)
8. Boise State
10. Michigan State
This is just a guess, though, at this point. Due to three top ten teams losing, and several matchups between ranked teams, there will be a ton of movement this week.