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Breaking down the Big Ten standings coming out of Week 8

As Week 8 of the college football season comes to a close, we break down the standings as the Big Ten starts to look to Week 9.

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Week 8 of the college football season is underway, and the Big Ten has all 14 teams playing their debut game this weekend. We get two games in the noon ET slot, two at 3:30, and two in prime time at 8 p.m.

The early slate of games saw #5 Ohio State whip Nebraska 52-17 in Columbus, and Rutgers defeat Michigan State 37-28 in Lansing for the first win of Greg Schiano’s return to Piscataway. The afternoon had Purdue knock off Iowa 24-20, and Penn State and Indiana played the craziest game of the year, which IU won 36-35 in overtime for their first Top 10 win since the Reagan Administration.

Northwestern dominated Maryland 43-3, and Michigan smoked Minnesota 49-24 in the late games.

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of the Saturday, keeping in mind the Big Ten is only playing conference games this season.

Big Ten East

Indiana Hoosiers 1-0
Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1-0
Michigan Wolverines 1-0
Maryland Terrapins 0-1
Penn State Nittany Lions 0-1
Michigan State Spartans 0-1

Big Ten West

Wisconsin Badgers 1-0
Northwestern Wildcats 1-0
Purdue Boilermakers 1-0
Illinois Fighting Illini 0-1
Nebraska Cornhuskers 0-1
Iowa Hawkeyes 0-1
Minnesota Golden Gophers 0-1