School soccer author — and AP Best 25 voter — BOB ASMUSSEN breaks down the league’s 14 groups after Week 7:
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1. Wisconsin 6-0 (2)
In fact, Jonathan Taylor will get many of the consideration. However the D stands for devastating. 4 shutouts. Great paintings by means of Jim Leonhard.
2. Penn State 6-0 (3)
It unquestionably wasn’t the prettiest win ever, however taking an evening recreation at Kinnick Stadium is at all times an accomplishment. This week: U-M.
3. Ohio State 6-0 (1)
Ryan Day’s bunch stays the possibly CFP group from the Giant Ten. Buckeyes must cruise at Northwestern on Friday night time.
4. Minnesota 6-0 (5)
The Gophers proceed to transport up the listing. After profitable squeakers previous, they’re now rolling. Simply ask Nebraska, the most recent sufferer.
5. Michigan 5-1 (4)
First 25 mins towards Illinois, the Wolverines gave the impression of a Best 10 group. After that? No longer such a lot. Michigan failed the attention take a look at.
6. Iowa 4-2 (6)
Nasty two-game stretch staggered the Hawkeyes just a little. However they’ve a possibility to get wholesome at house towards the Boilermakers.
7. Indiana 4-2 (10)
Method to jump again Hoosiers. Recent off a loss to Michigan State, they close out Rutgers. Two extra wins and they’re going bowling.
8. Michigan State 4-3 (7)
After consecutive thumpings by means of league powers Ohio State and Wisconsin, Spartans get the weekend off to heal up. Then, Penn State.
9. Purdue 2-4 (13)
Sorry to mention it, however I figured the Boilers had looked at after 3 losses in a row. No longer so speedy. Maryland came upon the exhausting means.
10. Nebraska 4-3 (9)
We discovered Saturday in Minneapolis that Scott Frost’s group doesn’t serve as smartly with out Adrian Martinez. Just right time for per week off.
11. Maryland 3-3 (8)
Mike Locksley’s group completes its Hoosier State run on Saturday with a talk over with from Indiana. The Purdue go back and forth was once a flop.
12. Illinois 2-4 (11)
Sure, the rally from a 28-point deficit towards ranked Michigan was once sure. Higher not to get within the large hollow within the first position.
13. Northwestern 1-4 (12)
Pat Fitzgerald doesn’t love Friday night time video games to start with. Webhosting playoff contender Ohio State will handiest upload to his disdain.
14. Rutgers 1-5 (14)
For the reason that training trade, the Scarlet Knights had been outscored 83-7. Beginning to suppose Chris Ash wasn’t the one downside.