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BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open thread Week 9

Winners and losers of this week's Big Ten Challenge

Frank Beamer isn't having the year he expected
Frank Beamer isn't having the year he expected
Streeter Lecka

It's a huge week of football in the Big Ten, after this Saturday we'll know a lot more about who's in charge. Michigan State and Michigan have big games that could decide their fate and there's the little game in central Pennsylvania lovingly known as The Bowl of the Banned. Whoever wins that game will be in the driver's seat of the Leaders division. Before all that action though, we have our usual Thursday night game and FINALLY we have a game that starts before you have to put the kids to bed. Tonight we get two ACC teams sitting at 4-4 when Virginia Tech heads down to Miami (of the Florida variety) to take on the Hurricanes. This should be a good one so stop on by to talk shop while the games on.

On to the stats...

Last Week's Results

Last week W L
Galen 6 0
Devon 5 1
Jeff 5 1
Jared 5 1
Nick 5 1
Dan 5 1
Tim Aydin 5 1
Mike 5 1
BSD Readers 5 1
bscaff 4 2
Cari 4 2

Well, well, well; what do we have here? There seems to be only one guy that nailed it last week and that guy is this guy! (In case you didn't realize I was pointing to myself).

Standings

W L Win % Total Games
Devon 56 12 82.4 68
Tim Aydin 55 13 80.9 68
Nick 44 12 78.6 56
Jeff 53 15 77.9 68
Galen 53 15 77.9 68
Cari 52 16 76.5 68
Dan 52 16 76.5 68
Mike 47 16 74.6 63
BSD Readers 49 19 72.1 68
Jared 44 18 71.0 62
bscaff 47 21 69.1 68

With my perfect week I managed to jump two places and Cari continues here downward spiral. Ben? He's just making sure the basement is clean for the rest of us.

This Week's Picks

Devon Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Michigan
Jared Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Michigan
Cari Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Nebraska
bscaff Illinois Northwestern Michigan State Purdue Penn State Michigan
Dan Illinois Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Nebraska
Jeff Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Nebraska
Tim Aydin Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Minnesota Penn State Nebraska
Mike Illinois Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Nebraska
Galen Illinois Iowa Wisconsin Purdue Penn State Nebraska
Nick Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Minnesota Penn State Michigan

This week the guys (and girl) are all over the board as we only agree on the Good Guys (we're shameless homers). The battle of the beaten (and broken) is a toss up, the team can't decide who's worse; Indiana or Illinois. I had a sneaky suspicion that Navy would beat Indiana last week and I have the same notion about Iowa this week. Yes Iowa looked horrible against the Good Guys but the Hawkeyes always seem to follow up disaster with a strong performance the following week.

So what say you oh loyal reader?

My Ballot Box
Indiana @ Illinois




Iowa @ Northwestern




Michigan State @ Wisconsin




Ohio State @ Penn State




Michigan @ Nebraska






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