EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Austin Carr #80 of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates a touchdown catch with Clayton Thorson #18 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 10, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois. Illiinois State defeated Northwestern 9-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Week 2 power rankings: Disaster in Evanston

This week's Big Ten power rankings are here and they aren't kind to Northwestern.

Northwestern won 10 games in 2015 and it feels like a decade ago at this point.

Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats suffered an unfortunate but not terribly surprising loss to a solid Western Michigan team in Week 1 and, as a result, we docked the team in our Week 1 power rankings for the Big Ten. However, no one could have foreseen another loss for Northwestern this week, as the Wildcats fell flat on their face in a 9-7 defeat against Illinois State. Needless to say, that means that the team in purple has fallen just about as far as possible on this week's list.

During a fairly "status quo" week for the conference, that is the big shake-up and, without further delay, here is the full list.

Spoiler alert: Next week's Big Ten slate is much more interesting. Let's roll.

Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 2 (last week's rank in parentheses)

  1. Ohio State (?")
  2. Michigan (?")
  3. Wisconsin (?")
  4. Iowa (?")
  5. Michigan State (?")
  6. Nebraska (?")
  7. Penn State (?")
  8. Minnesota (?' 1)
  9. Indiana (?" 1)
  10. Illinois (?")
  11. Maryland (?' 1)
  12. Northwestern (?" 1)
  13. Purdue (?")
  14. Rutgers (?")