Northwestern rolling in West. . . Michigan rolling. Period. . . Desperate times for some traditional powers. . . . Messy Maryland. . . . Smiling Illini.

Five things we learned about the Big Ten in Week 10


1, Northwestern is in the driver’s seat

For a team that started 1-3, Northwestern is really livin’ large these days.

Barring a major collapse, the Wildcats will be playing in the Big Ten championship game. Thanks to Purdue’s 38-36 nail-biter over Iowa, Northwestern can punch a ticket to Indianapolis by beating Minnesota and Illinois—regardless of what happens when the Cats travel to Iowa City on Saturday. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.