The race for the B1G West divisional title took a big shift in Week 11 with the leader in No. 21 Illinois taking a tough 31-24 home loss to Purdue. As a result of the Purdue win, the Boilermakers now find themselves projected to win the B1G West, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.

Purdue (6-4; 4-3 in B1G play) is currently projected to win the B1G West title and go to the B1G Title Game at 49.8%. The two games of the 2022 season for Purdue are against Northwestern (1-9; 1-6) and at Indiana (3-7; 1-6), who are at the bottom of their respective divisions.

Iowa (6-4; 4-3) has the second-best odds to win the B1G West at 26.7%. The Hawkeyes are coming off a big Week 11 home 24-10 win over Wisconsin.

Illinois’ projections for the West fell to 12.7% after the disappointing loss to Purdue. Minnesota has the fourth-highest projections to win the West at 10.4%. Minnesota is coming off a 31-3 home win over Northwestern.