Boilermakings Brings The Rutgers/Maryland Addition In Link Form

Patrick McDermott

Purdue news and notes for 11/20.

First, here is this week's blogpoll:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 12

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (63) 24.82 0.59 Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (4) 23.39 1.25 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks 21.28 1.60 Arrow_down -2
4 Georgia Bulldogs 20.75 3.12 Arrow_up 1
5 Kansas St. Wildcats 19.17 2.18 Arrow_down -3
6 Florida Gators 18.72 3.57 --
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (2) 18.38 7.38 Arrow_up 2
8 Florida St. Seminoles (1) 18.08 3.32 Arrow_down -1
9 LSU Tigers 16.70 3.06 Arrow_down -1
10 Stanford Cardinal 16.41 2.33 Arrow_up 4
11 Texas A&M Aggies (1) 16.31 3.04 Arrow_down -1
12 Clemson Tigers 15.35 2.46 Arrow_down -1
13 Oklahoma Sooners 12.51 3.21 --
14 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.27 2.71 Arrow_down -2
15 UCLA Bruins 10.23 2.56 Arrow_up 2
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9.54 2.45 Arrow_down -1
17 Oregon St. Beavers 9.45 3.32 Arrow_down -1
18 Texas Longhorns 7.54 2.63 --
19 Louisville Cardinals 6.59 2.91 --
20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 4.76 2.93 Arrow_up 2
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.30 2.46 Arrow_up 3
22 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4.01 2.90 Arrow_up 3
23 Kent St. Golden Flashes 3.52 3.01 --
24 Northern Illinois Huskies 3.14 3.28 Arrow_up 3
25 Boise St. Broncos 1.59 3.38 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Utah State Aggies | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | San Jose St. Spartans | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | USC Trojans | Arizona Wildcats | Washington Huskies | Central Florida Knights | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Baylor Bears | TCU Horned Frogs | Wisconsin Badgers | Cincinnati Bearcats | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Toledo Rockets | Fresno St. Bulldogs | San Diego St. Aztecs | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 10:31 AM EST

And now the links:

The List: Economy party beverages of the Big Ten conference - SBNation.com
The conference that enjoys a beverage has two new acquisitions saddling up at the bar.

Post Week 12 - Bowl Projections - Off Tackle Empire
Off Tackle Empire's latest bowl projections for the Big Ten and the BCS following week 12 of NCAA football action.

Notre Dame Against an SEC Team in the NCG? Not Like This. Please, Not Like This. - Off Tackle Empire
Notre Dame against an SEC team in the NCG? Not like this. Please, not like this.

Rutgers and Maryland Accept Invitation to Join B1G - Off Tackle Empire
The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference.

Recapping Maryland's Big Ten press conference: "a watershed moment" - Testudo Times
Recapping Maryland's introductory Big Ten press conference.

Boiled Sports: Coach Hope's Master Plan Still Developing, Likely To Be A Screen Pass
Boiled Sports chimes in on Danny hope's supposed progress.

ESPN, Yahoo Sports: Maryland, Rutgers in Big Ten talks - Testudo Times
And so it begins.

End game?!? - On the Banks
Rutgers fans pray for deliverance in a glorious ENDGAME.

Purdue beats Illinois, stays alive for bowl - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Purdue could have easily curled into the fetal position and given up on this season after losing five straight games in Big Ten play.

Source: Maryland to vote Monday on B1G - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Maryland's regents will vote Monday morning whether to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference as a new member, a source tells ESPN.com.

Big Ten bowl projections: Week 13 - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
We're two weeks from officially knowing the Big Ten's bowl lineup, but there's still a lot to be decided.

Gophers' Barker quits team, rips Jerry Kill - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
A bizarre and troubling story emerged Sunday afternoon out of Minneapolis, and it's not good for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Considering how much he lit Purdue up it might be worth recruiting A.J. Barker.

2014 forward Keita Bates-Diop commits to Ohio State - Land-Grant Holy Land
Best wishes to the young man.

Maryland, Rutgers to Big Ten? The 10 weirdest matchups this will produce - SBNation.com
The Big Ten might be about to pull Maryland and Rutgers from the ACC and Big East, establishing a swath of land from the Atlantic coast to Nebraska.

2012 Bowl projections, Week 13: Which SEC team gets Notre Dame? - SBNation.com
Purdue is headed to Houston according to SB Nation's bowl projections.

Derek Dooley fired: Tennessee fans now on full Jon Gruden watch? - SBNation.com
Interesting footnote here as former Purdue OC Jim Cheney will coach the finale.

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