Lions End Up on Top of Big Ten Power Rankings

The Nittany Lion end up in the top spot for ESPN's final Big Ten power rankings for the 2016 season.

While Penn State didn't finish the season with a victory in the Rose Bowl, the Nittany Lions proved to be the best team in the Big Ten. As such, the Lions ended up in the top spot of ESPN's final 2016 Big Ten power rankings. It certainly didn't hurt Penn State that Ohio State flopped in their playoff game against Clemson. It's only fitting that what many deem as PSU's official return to the national scene ended with the Big Ten champions on top in the conference power rankings.

Here's how the rest of the conference ended up:

1. Penn State

2. Ohio State

3. Michigan

4. Wisconsin

5. Iowa

6. Nebraska

7. Northwestern

8. Minnesota

9. Indiana

10. Maryland

11. Michigan State

12. Illinois

13. Purdue

14. Rutgers

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