Big Ten Week 9 Coach Rankings
Coach of the Week
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Yeah, Wisconsin didn’t have starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook, but it still had a Heisman-caliber running back in Jonathan Taylor working behind the best offensive line in college football.
It didn’t matter, as the Wildcats outrushed the Badgers in a 31-17 win more lopsided than the final score. Now NU is on top of the West standings with its Big Ten title fate in its hands.
Based on who’s doing the best jobs at this point in the season, who’s doing the most with the least, who’s doing the most with the most, and who’s having the roughest run. Previous week’s ranking in parentheses.