Hey there, and welcome to the Big Ten Power Rankings!
This is how we'll rank the teams in each league each week: we want to see who is a contender and who isn't over the course of the season.
That's how teams are ranked based on how they game right now.
A team's play at that point in the season, not its amount of work or its position in the polls.
It's not always based on field results, though those are important as a clear, measurable piece of information.
Instead, it's based on which team would win 51 times (or more) if the two teams played 100 times at a neutral site.
These ranks are not based on facts. Since I'm the author, I can follow the rules closely or not at all.
The ninth week of the 2023 season is over, and things are getting interesting in the West.