Just like that, Week 3 of the college football season is in the books! That means it is time to update Tradition’s Big Ten Power Rankings as we prepare for more conference games and major matchups down the road.

The top of these power rankings continues to involve a lot of chalk. As for the middle of these power rankings and the B1G standings, it is a muddled mess that will take some time to sort out.

Without further ado, here are the latest B1G Power Rankings:

14. Northwestern (1-2)

Last week: at Duke, L 38-14

Riley Leonard was too much for Northwestern to handle as the Blue Devils rolled to a big win. Efficiency was a big problem for the Wildcats as the offense bogged down too many times.

13. Indiana (1-2)

Last week: vs. Louisville, L 21-14

Tayven Jackson looks like the right QB for the Hoosiers, and he did some nice things against Louisville. Unfortunately, digging a 21-0 hole early against the Cardinals was a bit too steep to climb out of.

12. Rutgers (3-0)

Last week: vs. Virginia Tech, W 35-16

Rutgers needed this one if there is any hope of getting to a bowl game, and Greg Schiano’s squad dominated the Hokies at home. Kyle Monangai continued his hot play with 143 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.

11. Nebraska (1-2)

Last week: vs. Northern Illinois, W 35-11

Without Jeff Sims in the lineup, Heinrich Haarberg accounted for 3 total touchdowns as the Huskers gave Matt Rhule his first win in Lincoln. Rhule might maintain there is no QB controversy, but there is undoubtedly a bit more pressure on Sims after Haarberg’s outing.

10. Purdue (1-2)

Last week: vs. Syracuse, L 35-20

Purdue needs a defense after giving up 35+ points in 2 of the first 3 games. The one game the Boilermakers didn’t allow 35 points? A win over the aforementioned (abysmal) Virginia Tech program.

9. Illinois (1-2)

Last week: vs. Penn State, L 30-13

Speaking of defense, Illinois has surrendered at least 28 points in all 3 games without Ryan Walters. To be fair, the Illini did some nice things in containing the Nittany Lions in Week 3, but Luke Altmyer threw 4 interceptions. DL Johnny Newton remains the MVP of the Illini.

8. Michigan State (2-1)

Last week: vs. Washington, L 41-7

Michigan State’s rough week due to the Mel Tucker situation was made even rougher with an electric performance from Michael Penix Jr. That’s now back-to-back years that Penix has absolutely torched the Spartans in big wins.

7. Wisconsin (2-1)

Last week: vs. Georgia Southern, W 35-14

Wisconsin pushed the right buttons and recorded 5 interceptions in a big Week 3 win. Luke Fickell and his staff are still trying to find the right mixture of Braelon Allen in the offense while safety Hunter Wohler looks like the best player on the roster.

6. Minnesota (2-1)

Last week: at North Carolina, L 31-13

It’s not that Minnesota necessarily played particularly badly for much of the game, it’s just that the Gophers are limited in the short term as QB Athan Kaliakmanis develops. The defense did manage to surrender over 500 yards of offense despite intercepting Drake Maye twice.

5. Maryland (3-0)

Last week: vs. Virginia, W 42-14

Maryland spotted Virginia 14 points before rolling past the Cavs on a Friday night. The Terps have not been tested yet but they have scored at least 38 points in every game of the season. And their B1G opener is against currently beleaguered Michigan State.

4. Iowa (3-0)

Last week: vs. Western Michigan, W 41-10

Iowa maintains the No. 4 spot strictly because no other program has shown a reason to trust them more than the Hawkeyes. The bad news: Iowa lost star TE Luke Lachey to a significant injury, and the team must travel to Happy Valley in Week 4. The Hawkeyes might not drop with a loss, but they’re unlikely to rise on this list.

3. Penn State (3-0)

Last week: at Illinois, W 30-13

Drew Allar’s first road start looked like… well, Drew Allar’s first road start. His efficiency took a hit while completing 16-of-33 passes for 208 yards, but the good news is he still kept control of the ball. This was the worst performance from Penn State’s o-line so far this season, but Johnny Newton and Keith Randolph Jr. are known to cause problems.

2. Ohio State (3-0)

Last week: vs. Western Kentucky, W 63-10

Kyle McCord is QB1 and played like it Saturday in a big way. Marvin Harrison Jr. hit 100 yards receiving, TreVeyon Henderson continues to play like a lead RB, and the Buckeye defense turned up the heat with 4 takeaways. It’s what Ryan Day wanted to see before the road test against Notre Dame.

1. Michigan (3-0)

Last week: vs. Bowling Green, W 31-6

There’s no reason to drop Michigan while the team is still winning games, but Week 3 was far from impressive for large portions of the game. JJ McCarthy threw 3 interceptions but Blake Corum did record his first 100-yard game of the season. Turn the page and move on with Jim Harbaugh finally returning to the sideline for the B1G opener.