SiriusXM Big Ten Radio Football Power Rankings – Week 12

Here’s how the SXM Big Ten Radio team voted to shape this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings” after week 12 of the 2022 season.

Pete Pistone
November 21, 2022

Michigan got by Illinois on a late field goal. (Photo: Big Ten)

Pete Pistone and the rest of the SiriusXM Big Ten Radio team will unveil “Power Rankings” each week of the college football season. Check out their Week 12 “Power Rankings” below, and start listening to SiriusXM Big Ten Radio (Ch. 372) on the SiriusXM app now.

Here’s how the SXM Big Ten Radio team voted to shape this week’s edition of the “Power Rankings” after week 12 of the 2022 season.


C.J. Stroud and Ohio State have waited a year for this. Dallan Hayden scored three touchdowns in the second half of No. 2 Ohio State’s 43-30 victory over Maryland on Saturday. The Buckeyes and No. 3 Michigan cleared their final hurdles, and now Ohio State will try to avenge last season’s loss to the Wolverines — its first in the series in a decade.

NEXT: Home versus Michigan on Saturday


Jake Moody made a go-ahead, 35-yard field goal with nine seconds left, lifting No. 3 Michigan to a 19-17 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Wolverines (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) played much of the second half without star running back Blake Corum, who grabbed his left knee after being tackled just before halftime.

NEXT: At Ohio State on Saturday


Sean Clifford ran for a touchdown and threw for another and No. 11 Penn State scored twice on fumble returns and once on a kickoff return in beating Rutgers 55-10 Saturday. Freshman Nick Singleton scored on a 100-yard kickoff return, Kobe King gave Penn State the lead for good with a 14-yard fumble return and Ji’Ayir Brown rumbled 70 yards with another fumble as the Nittany Lions blew it open in the second half. Clifford (17 of 26 for 157 yards) threw a 10-yard TD pass to Tyler Warren and scored on a 14-yard run as the Nittany Lions beat Rutgers (4-7, 1-7) for the 16th straight time.

NEXT: Home versus Michigan State on Saturday


The Fighting Illini lost to Michigan Saturday in Ann Arbor 19-17.

NEXT: At Northwestern on Saturday

  1. IOWA

Drew Stevens made a 21-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift Iowa over Minnesota for a 13-10 victory on Saturday, after the Hawkeyes forced two late turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West with their eighth straight win over the Gophers for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy. Jack Campbell caused a fumble and came up with an interception off a tipped pass to thwart Minnesota drives in the closing minutes for Iowa (7-4, 5-3), which would repeat as division champions and return to the conference title game by beating Nebraska next week.

NEXT: Home versus Nebraska on Friday


Aidan O’Connell threw two touchdown passes in his final home game and kept the Purdue Boilermakers in contention for the Big Ten West title with a 17-9 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The former walk-on went 16 of 25 with 159 yards, hooking up with his childhood friend Charlie Jones six times for 46 yards and one score. Purdue could reach its conference championship game by winning its third straight next week coupled with an Iowa loss.

NEXT: At Indiana on Saturday


The Terrapins lost at home to Ohio State 43-30 on Saturday.

NEXT: Home versus Rutgers on Saturday


The Golden Gophers lost to Iowa 13-10 on Saturday.

NEXT: At Wisconsin on Saturday


Graham Mertz scored on a 2-yard quarterback sneak with 35 seconds left to complete Wisconsin’s comeback from an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, and the Badgers beat Nebraska 15-14 Saturday for their ninth straight win in the series. Wisconsin became bowl-eligible for a 21st straight year and kept the Freedom Trophy, which has been awarded to the winner since 2014.

NEXT: Home versus Minnesota on Saturday


The Spartans lost to Indiana 39-31 in double overtime on Saturday.

NEXT: At Penn State on Saturday


Shaun Shivers ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder in double overtime, to lift Indiana to a 39-31 come-from-behind victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Indiana’s James Head Jr. blocked Ben Patton’s 28-yard field goal in overtime and Michigan State’s Michael Fletcher blocked Charles Campbell’s 37-yard kick to send the game to double overtime.

NEXT: Home versus Purdue on Saturday


The Huskers lost 15-14 to Wisconsin on Saturday.

NEXT: At Iowa on Friday


The Scarlet Knights lost 55-10 to Penn State on Saturday.

NEXT: At Maryland on Saturday


The Wildcats lost 17-9 to Purdue on Saturday.

NEXT: Home versus Illinois on Saturday