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Pick 6: Previews, predictions and players to watch for in Week 2 of Big Ten football

The Big Ten did some surprising things in Week 1, going out and beating a team on the West Coast and going 12-2 in what may have been the toughest Week 1 for the entire conference in some time. Such is the new era of the College Football Playoff, and we’ve got to say we like it so far.

However, Week 2 could provide the Big Ten it’s biggest chance to plant it’s flag in the national conversation. We’ve got a top 10 (for whatever non-CFB committee polls mean) matchup, as well as the end (for now) of a great college football rivalry and Ohio State playing at night.

The rest of Week 2 doesn’t provide much in the way of fantastic matchups, as the Big Ten takes on three MAC opponents and sprinkles a few helpings of FCS in there for flavor.

So, let’s take a look at our biggest games of Week 2, shall we? Let’s remind you of where our staff stands after one week of the season though first.

Staff Prediction Standings:

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* 1 point for a victory, 2 bonus points for closest to the score in Pick Six games

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Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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