A look at the Big Ten West after another week of games
The Big Ten West fared very well this week. They combined to go 5-1 on the week and their only loss came in a game that featured two teams from the West Division, Nebraska and Northwestern. Wisconsin also jumped back into the AP Poll top-10 after their surprising blowout win over Michigan State, and Nebraska is now in the top-15, as well.
The Big Ten East is still making all the headlines with Ohio State and Michigan near the top of the AP Poll, although the West Division has proven to be very strong. There’s a lot of competition within the division this year and a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game is up for grabs due to the Iowa Hawkeyes struggles.
Iowa improved to 3-1 on the year with a win over Rutgers, although they barely squeaked out the victory and did not look like a true competitor in the Big Ten doing so. Either way, the Hawkeyes stayed level with the rest of the Big Ten West and will look to get back on track this weekend in a very important matchup with the Northwestern Wildcats.
After a very productive week from the division, here’s a look at how each team stacks up with each other.