Big Ten Defensive Power Rankings


The Big Ten has traditionally had the image of being a summit that is smashmouth, where lines battle for yards around the ground in chilly climate. The group with the nation run defense last year came from the Big Ten. Thus did the second-best pass defense. Overall, the convention was next 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 rankings, from 1 to 14:

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