February 1, 2023

Pete Pistone and the remainder of the SiriusXM Huge Ten Radio staff will unveil Energy Rankings every week of the faculty soccer season. Try their 2021 Energy Rankings under, and begin listening to SiriusXM Huge Ten Radio (Ch. 372) on the SXM App now.

The calendar turned to November, and the opening weekend of the month included loads of surprises — not within the least of which was one other massive upset win for Purdue. Right here’s how the Huge Ten Radio staff voted for this week’s version of the Energy Rankings:

1. OHIO STATE

The No. 5 Buckeyes held on to a 26-17 win at Nebraska Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb. With the win, the Scarlet and Grey enhance to 8-1, whereas the Huskers fall to 3-7 in 2021. Sophomore broad receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba had a school-record efficiency within the street win, with 15 catches for 240 receiving yards. The mark handed David Boston’s report of 14 receptions (at Penn State, 1997). His 240 receiving yards was simply 13 yards shy of the OSU report by Terry Glenn (253, at Pitt, 1995)

NEXT: Purdue (November 13)

2. MICHIGAN

The Wolverines had no bother holding serve at house in opposition to Indiana and put one other W on the board at “The Huge Home.”

NEXT: @Penn State (November 13)

3. MICHIGAN STATE

The undefeated season went down by the hands of Purdue because the Spartans bought behind early in opposition to the Boilermakers and weren’t in a position to climb out of the opening to undergo their first lack of the marketing campaign.

NEXT: Maryland (November 13)

4. WISCONSIN

Graham Mertz threw a season-high three landing passes and Wisconsin received its fifth straight sport to develop into bowl eligible for the twentieth straight 12 months with a 52-3 victory over Rutgers on Saturday.

NEXT: Northwestern (November 13)

5. PURDUE

For the second time this season, Purdue knocked off a Prime-3 staff, because the Boilermakers upended No. 3/5 Michigan State 40-29 on Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue beat two AP Prime-5 groups for the primary time since 1960, when it beat No. 3 Ohio State and No. 1 Minnesota. Aidan O’Connell threw for 536 yards — the third-highest complete in Purdue historical past, and David Bell grew to become the school-record holder for 100-yard receiving video games with 15 as he totaled 11 catches for 217 yards. The Boilermakers totaled 594 yards of offense.

NEXT: @Ohio State (November 13)

6. PENN STATE

Led by a profession day for broad receiver Jahan Dotson, the Penn State soccer staff defeated Huge Ten foe Maryland 31-14 on Saturday. Dotson set the Penn State single-game receiving report with 242 yards, breaking Deon Butler’s report of 216 set in 2006 vs. Northwestern. Dotson additionally tied career-highs with 11 receptions and three touchdowns. Quarterback Sean Clifford tallied his third 300-yard sport of the season, finishing 27-of-47 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns.

NEXT: Michigan (November 13)

7. IOWA

The Hawkeyes bought issues again on monitor with a street win in opposition to Northwestern to stay within the battle for the West Division title.

NEXT: Minnesota (November 13)

8. MINNESOTA

The Golden Gophers couldn’t mount any offense and took a troublesome loss at house in opposition to Illinois.

NEXT: @Iowa (November 13)

9. ILLINOIS

The Combating Illini soccer staff pulled off one other Huge Ten upset on the street as a late-game interception by Kerby Joseph sealed a 14-6 win over Minnesota on Saturday at Huntington Financial institution Stadium. The Gophers entered the sport ranked No. 20 within the season’s preliminary Faculty Soccer Playoff (CFP) rating, marking Illinois’ first win over a CFP-ranked opponent. The Illini protection held the Gophers to their lowest level complete of the season, whereas Chase Brown’s 150 dashing yards led the offense.

NEXT: OFF

10. MARYLAND

The win over Indiana the week prior didn’t convey with it the momentum Maryland hoped for within the Terrapins house loss in opposition to Penn State.

NEXT: @Michigan State (November 13)

11. NEBRASKA

The identical story for Nebraska in opposition to Ohio State because the Huskers fought arduous however issues didn’t go properly late and the Buckeyes got here out of Lincoln with a victory.

NEXT: OFF

12. RUTGERS

It was over early for Rutgers in opposition to Wisconsin because the Badgers romped 52-3.

NEXT: @Indiana (November 13)

13. NORTHWESTERN

Lack of consistency once more for Northwestern because the Wildcats misplaced at house to Iowa.

NEXT: @Wisconsin (November 13)

14. INDIANA

Michigan stored the Hoosiers of their downward spiral with a convincing win in Ann Arbor.

NEXT: Rutgers (November 13)


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