Thursday, September 1, 2011

Big Ten Preview (Updated September 1, 2011)

Big Ten Legends Projected Standings
Nebraska, 6-2, 10-3
Michigan State, 6-2, 10-2
Northwestern, 5-3, 8-4
Iowa, 4-4, 8-4
Michigan, 4-4, 7-5
Minnesota, 0-8, 3-9

Big Ten Leaders Projected Standings
Wisconsin, 6-2, 11-2
Illinois, 5-3, 8-4
Ohio State, 5-3, 9-3
Penn State, 4-4, 7-5
Purdue, 2-6, 5-7
Indiana, 1-7, 5-7

Big Ten Championship Game
Wisconsin over Nebraska

Big Ten Synopsis
(Time permitting)

Team most likely to exceed my expectations:  Ohio State.  My projected drop-off combines the result of having key players suspended and breaking in a new quarterback.  There is enough talent to make me look very wrong.

Team most likely to play below my expectation:  Northwestern.  The Wildcats will not get 5 conference wins if Persa is not fully healthy or the defense plays like they did at the end of 2010.

Big Ten Player of the Year
Dan Persa, QB, Northwestern

Games to Watch
September 10 - Alabama at Penn State
September 17 - Ohio State at Miami
September 17 - Michigan State at Notre Dame
September 17 - Washington at Nebraska
October 1 - Nebraska at Wisconsin
October 1 - Michigan State at Ohio State
October 8 - Ohio State at Nebraska
October 15 - Ohio State at Illinois
October 22 - Wisconsin at Michigan State
October 29 - Wisconsin at Ohio State
October 29 - Michigan State at Nebraska
November 19 - Wisconsin at Illinois
November 26 - Michigan State at Northwestern

Upset Alert
September 3 - Western Michigan at Michigan
September 17 - Wisconsin at Northern Illinois

Bowl Destinations
Rose Bowl:  Wisconsin
Capitol One Bowl:  Nebraska
Outback Bowl:  Michigan State
Gator Bowl:  Ohio State
Insight Bowl:  Illinois
Meineke Car Care Bowl:  Penn State
Little Caesars Bowl:  Northwestern
Ticket City Bowl:  Iowa
Pinstripe Bowl:  Michigan

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