4 B1G teams graded as top-25 performances by Phil Steele for Week 8
If there is a college football expert out there, it’s Phil Steele.
Steele has a computer game-grading system that he uses each week to determine exactly how well a team performs. That team doesn’t necessarily have to win in order to score a top-25 performance (Texas A&M lost to Alabama last week and ranked with the 20th-best performance) – they just have to play well.
According to Steele, four Big Ten teams played at a top-25 level this past week. At No. 1 was Auburn, who completely dismantled Arkansas, 56-3, and received a game grade of 126.01 for it. At No. 2 was Louisville, with a grade of 122.32.
At No. 3 is Michigan, who scored a 109.89 in its 41-8 victory over Illinois. Ranking No. 14 was Wisconsin, who beat Iowa, 17-9 and got a score of 99.39, while Penn State’s 24-21 victory over Ohio State netted the Nittany Lions a 99.22 score, ranking right behind Wisconsin.
Lastly for the Big Ten among the top-25 performances was Northwestern at No. 25. The Wildcats beat Indiana, 24-14, and got a score of 91.00.
Steele’s entire top-25 performances from Week 8 can be found here.