Big Ten Defensive Power Rankings


In which lines struggle for yards on the ground in chilly climate, the Big Ten has traditionally had the picture of being a convention. Indeed, the team with the stiffest run defense last year of the nation came from the Big Ten. Thus did the second-best pass defense. Overall, the conference was next to the SEC in points allowed per game (25.8) and led Power Five conventions in turnovers forced. Heres a look at the conference power rankings, from 1 to 14:

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