Rundown Big Ten East
The Penn State Nittany Lions, who have one of the best WRs, Chris Godwin, need to get back in the hunt after going 14-12 over the past two seasons. The Indiana Hoosiers are not the strongest team in the Big Ten, but they are one of the most resilient and unpredictable. Finally, the Maryland Terrapins will attempt to control their turnovers (-18 last year), and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers look to improve after making their debut in the conference last season and positing a record of 3-5.
Big Ten East Predicted Finish
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
- Penn State
Rundown Big Ten West
Wisconsin has two fine lines and Corey Clement at RB, but the Badgers also have to play one of the toughest schedules in NCAA football. Northwestern will run a lot, but they need a better frontline to be productive, while Minnesota lacks the depth to sustain a winning season. Illinois would love to get back to a bowl game after a two-year absence, and they may, but they won’t have a winning season in Big Ten play. Finally, the Purdue Boilermakers will struggle to win a conference game.
Big Ten West Predicted Finish
2016 Big Ten College Football Preview Final Word
In developing our 2016 Big Ten college football preview, we can see that Ohio State will be severely tested as on November 19th they play away at Michigan State and then return home to play Michigan on November 26th. Those two games could determine how these three team’s finish. We think Michigan State will take the Big Ten in 2016.