Big Ten Defensive Power Rankings


In which lines struggle for yards on the ground in chilly weather the Big Ten has traditionally had the picture of being a summit. The group with the nation run defense last year came from the Big Ten. So did the second-best pass defense. All in all, the convention was second to the SEC in points allowed per game (25.8) and directed Power Five conferences in turnovers forced. Heres a look at the defensive power of the conference positions, from 1 to 14:

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