We have hit Week 9 of the college football season, which means more lists of who performed well from the week before.

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit gives his top-performing players, coaches and teams each week. In his Week 8 edition, a few B1G players, coaches, and teams made Herbie’s list.

Without further adieu, here is Herbstreit’s list for all 3 categories.

Herbstreit’s top performing players of Week 8:

  • Sam Hartman QB Wake Forest
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux DE Oregon
  • Tyler Van Dyke QB Miami
  • Leo Chanel ILB Wisconsin
  • Xavier Hutchinson WR Iowa State
  • Malik Williams WR App State
  • Chase Brown RB Illinois
  • B.J. Baylor RB Oregon State
  • Garrett Shrader QB Syracuse

Herbstreit’s top performing coaches of Week 8:

  • Bret Bielema HC Illinois
  • Manny Diaz HC Miami
  • Mario Cristobal HC Oregon
  • Jim Leonhard DC Wisconsin
  • Brady Hoke HC San Diego State
  • P.J. Fleck HC Minnesota
  • Tommy Rees OC Notre Dame

Herbstreit’s top performing teams of Week 8:

  • Illinois 20-18 win over #7 Penn State in 9OT
  • Iowa State 24-21 win over #8 Oklahoma State
  • Miami 31-30 win over No. 18 NC State
  • Wisconsin 30-13 win over No. 25 Purdue
  • Louisiana Monroe 41-31 win over South Alabama
  • Oregon State 42-34 win over Utah
  • App State 30-27 win over #14 Coastal Carolina


Wisconsin and Illinois are all over Herbstreit’s list for their upset performances against No. 25 Purdue and No. 7 Penn State. Head coach P.J. Fleck of Minnesota is also on the list.

B1G teams will have plenty of chances to get on Herbstreit’s list for Week 9 as there are multiple showdowns in each division.