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Week 5 Big Ten Power Poll

NCAA Football: Purdue at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nate: I’m not going to penalize Penn State for that loss to Ohio State. I think they are the two clear cut best teams in the conference.

Patrick: To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering - Friedrich Nietzsche.

Rick: Nebraska is at 14 until proven otherwise. Penn State got out-coached on Saturday, but what a game. Lots of idle teams make rankings challenging this week.

Mike: I have to keep Michigan ahead of Penn State, primarily on the basis of Appalachian State taking them to overtime. Both teams have a loss, and a close shave against Northwestern is better than App State. Sparty is just begging for a loss, and nobody is giving Maryland much credit this season. And I get the frustration with the winless Huskers, but Rutgers has some HORRIBLE losses.

Jon: Penn State’s performance against Ohio State was impressive, but just not enough. Everyone will be talking about that 4th down playcall for years to come. Michigan’s performance against Northwestern - coming back from down 17-0 is impressive as well.


The words of Scott, the son of Tom, king in Lincoln.

Vanity of vanities, says Scott, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

What does a team gain by all the toil at which they toil under the sun?

A coach goes, and a coach comes but the sell-out streak remains forever.

The sun rises, and the sun goes down, even as the losses mount.

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind and makes our bad special teams look worse.

All men run to the bathroom, but the line is not long; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

Husker Nation is full of weariness, Coach Frost cannot utter it. The fans are not satisfied with offensive line, nor the coaches with the defensive backs.

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new?” Championships have been already in the ages before us.

There is no remembrance of trophies, nor will there be any remembrance of championships yet to be among those who come after.