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Monday, November 19, 2012
Ohio State 10: Week 11 power rankings

By Austin Ward

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maybe Ryan Shazier is running out of time to take over the top spot in the power rankings.

But the Ohio State sophomore is building a pretty strong case as the best defensive player in the Big Ten -- and he's also starting to give Braxton Miller a run for his money.

Shazier delivered another highlight-reel play that won't be forgotten by the Buckeyes for a long time, even if it ultimately didn't end up going down as a game-winner after he punched the ball loose from Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball at the goal line in the fourth quarter of the 21-14 overtime win on Saturday. And while that resume still leaves him a spot behind Miller in the latest edition of the Ohio State 10, he might be No. 1 in a different poll soon if he keeps up his torrid pace for one more week.

No. 1: QB Braxton Miller

No. 2: LB Ryan Shazier
No. 3: RB Carlos Hyde 
No. 4: DE John Simon
No. 5: CB Bradley Roby

No. 6: WR Corey "Philly" Brown
No. 7: DT Johnathan Hankins
No. 8: FB/LB Zach Boren
No. 9: FS Christian Bryant
No. 10: DE Nathan Williams
Honorable mention: Garrett GoebelTravis HowardReid FragelEtienne SabinoDevin SmithCorey LinsleyKenny Guiton, Jake Stoneburner, Jack Mewhort