SiriusXM Big Ten Radio’s Football Power Rankings – Week 7

Here’s how the SXM Big Ten Radio team voted to shape this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings” after week seven of the 2022 season.

Pete Pistone
October 17, 2022

Illinois is bowl eligible after beating Minnesota (Photo: Big Ten)

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Here’s how the SXM Big Ten Radio team voted to shape this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings” after week seven of the 2022 season.


The Buckeyes had a bye week.

NEXT: Home versus Iowa on Saturday


Donovan Edwards ran for a go-ahead, 67-yard touchdown and Blake Corum had a 61-yard run for a score on consecutive snaps in the third quarter as No. 5 Michigan pulled away and beat No. 10 Penn State 41-17 on Saturday. The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finished with 418 yards rushing, gaining 7.6 yards per carry, against a team that was giving up fewer than 80 yards rushing per game to rank among college football’s leaders.

NEXT: Bye Week


Chase Brown rushed for 180 yards on a career-high 41 carries and caught a 40-yard touchdown pass, Minnesota was limited to its fewest yards in five years, and No. 24 Illinois won its fifth straight game with a 26-14 victory Saturday. The Illini (6-1, 3-1) became bowl eligible for the first time since 2019 and will end the day tied for first in the Big Ten West.

NEXT: Bye Week


Aidan O’Connell threw four touchdown passes and Devin Mockobee ran for a career-high 178 yards and another score Saturday as Purdue overpowered Nebraska 43-37. The Boilermakers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) have won four straight and retained a share of the conference’s West Division lead with No. 24 Illinois.

NEXT: At Wisconsin on Saturday


The Nittany Lions lost on the road 41-17 to Michigan on Saturday.

NEXT: Home versus Minnesota on Saturday


Following an injury to Taulia Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter, Billy Edwards Jr. stepped in and led a game-winning drive to lift Maryland past Indiana 38-33 on Saturday.

NEXT: Home versus Northwestern on Saturday


The Golden Gophers dropped a game on the road against Illinois by a score of 26-14.

NEXT: At Penn State on Saturday


Quarterback Payton Thorne threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jayden Reed in the second overtime Saturday to lift Michigan State to a 34-28 victory over Wisconsin. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Spartans (3-4, 1-3 Big 10 Conference). It is the first loss for Wisconsin’s interim coach Jim Leonhard who replaced Paul Chryst two weeks ago

NEXT: Bye Week


The Cornhuskers lost to Purdue on the road last Saturday 43-37.’

NEXT: Bye Week

  1. IOWA 

The Hawkeyes had a bye week.

NEXT: At Ohio State on Saturday


The Badgers lost in double overtime on the road to Michigan State last Saturday by a score of 34-28.

NEXT: Home versus Purdue on Saturday


The Hoosiers were beaten at home by Maryland 38-33 on Saturday.

NEXT: At Rutgers on Saturday


The Scarlet Knights had a bye week.

NEXT: Home versus Indiana on Saturday


The Wildcats had a bye week.

NEXT: At Maryland on Saturday