After one week of Big Ten play, we know a lot more than we knew a week ago. A couple key points I took notice of, which have an impact on our remaining games:
Purdue kinda got smoked by Notre Dame. There hasn't been a single game all year (until this one) where ND has looked solid. Seeing how this game played out made me less worried about Purdue, but a little more worried about MSU, since they essentially shut down ND.
MSU had trouble with Indiana. This takes a little away from their performance against ND, since I really don't think Indiana's offense is that good. However, when they needed to, MSU took care of busines, and road games can be tricky against anyone. Ask USC. MSU might be one of our hardest remaining games, behind OSU and PSU.
Northwesten won again, they are 5-0, but they have only played mediocre (at best) teams, and have snuck by. They should be solid, but not threatening.
Beanie Wells is back, and OSU pretty much stuck it to Minny, nothing substantial learned here.
Penn State and Illinios was the best Big Ten game, outside of ours. Juice Williams is dangerous, Derick Williams is REALLY dangerous. Illinois is a beatable team, but far from a push-over. Penn State didn't impress me as much as I thought they would; I expected PSU to nearly dominate at home, and the game was up in the air till the end.
What does everyone else think? This conference is as up in the air from top to bottom as any in the country. There is not a clear best nor worst team. I think that bodes well for us.