Big Ten Football Power Ratings Week 2

    I’ve now seen all of the teams play so this week’s list covers the whole conference.   Ohio St. – last week 1– The Buckeyes get their first real test this Saturday vs. TCU so we’ll get a better barometer, but as of now this team appears to be a step above most …

BIG TEN FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2018 WEEK 2

    I’ll be making predictions on all conference games and using them for the purpose of trying to select winners vs. the Vegas point spread. There is only one game to look at this week. My current record: 0-0       Until gambling becomes legal in my state, I’m sticking with my regular  …

Big Ten Football Power Ratings Week 1

    I didn’t get to see enough of Wisconsin, Indiana, and of course, Nebraska to form an opinion so I’ve left them off the list, but here’s my take after week 1.     Ohio St. – The opponent wasn’t the best, but the Buckeyes took care of business while many other conference teams …

What Happened Week 1

    WHAT HAPPENED   The Big Ten went 10-1 against nonconference competition last weekend, which looks impressive. But there were some close calls against some teams that, coming into the game, were considered inferior competition. I have to keep my head on a swivel during the nonconference portion of the season. Thirteen games is …

Most Intriguing Big Ten Football TV Games Week 1

      A ranking of this week’s television games that I personally find most intriguing, top to bottom.     All games Sept. 1 unless noted   Michigan at Notre Dame  6:30 PM  NBC Best game on the Big Ten slate and I’m a lifelong Notre Dame fan, so win-win.   Northwestern at Purdue   …

ATS WINNERS ?- Keep an eye on these teams to start the season

      I don’t handicap non-conference games. I used to a long time ago, but researching the variety of teams that land on the Big Ten nonconference schedule got to be too time consuming. I figure if I’m to have any advantage in picking winners, it will come from my diligence in watching and …