After missing out on the College Football Playoff for the second season in a row, the Big Ten is resigned to proving its worth in the technically meaningless bowl games, as nine teams will represent the conference over the next week in bowl action. Over the course of six days and nine games in five states, the league’s performance will determine whether it was a good season for the conference or not.
So where do the Big Ten’s 14 teams stack up heading into the final week of action in 2018? We break down which teams are up, down, and what to know in our weekly Big Ten football power rankings. Using the eye test when possible as well as looking at major stats, trends and results, we rank each team and offer a glimpse at the key storylines surrounding them.
See how we rank all 14 teams in our rankings below.