It was a chaotic weekend in the AP Top 25...except for the B1G
While chaos reigned Saturday among several top 25 teams (nine of them lost), ranked Big Ten teams all survived including Penn State and Iowa, whose victories Saturday set up a huge matchup between the two next weekend.
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The following ranked teams lost in Week 5:
9 Notre Dame
12 Ole Miss
15 Texas A&M
18 Fresno State
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 3, 2021
The Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana Hoosiers,24-0. While the Hawkeyes defeated Maryland Friday night 51-14. With all the upsets Saturday, both teams are expected to move up, which may sit up a top-five matchup.
Many expect the Hawkeyes to possibly move up to as high as No. 3 in the country and the Nittany Lions to be No. 5. Not bad for a conference who many thought might be dead in the water after Ohio State lost earlier this season.
Speaking of the Buckeyes, they should also move back into the top 10 after their 52-13 victory over Rutgers. As of now, the Big Ten is in a great position to send at least one team to the College Football playoffs and perhaps more if things continue to fall their way.