Hoosiers Rank 46th in Bill Connelly's 2019 S&P+ Projections

The Indiana Hoosiers land smack in the middle of the Big Ten in S&P+ projections.  Image: Sammy Jacobs Hoosier Huddle

The Indiana Hoosiers land smack in the middle of the Big Ten in S&P+ projections. Image: Sammy Jacobs Hoosier Huddle

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Bill Connelly of SBNation does a tremendous job with college football analytics and every year he starts his previews for the next season in February. Well, that time is here as Connelly released his S&P+ projections for the 2019 season. According to FootballOutsiders.com S&P+ is figured out by “using the five-factors concept above, the S&P+ ratings take into account efficiency (Success Rates), explosiveness (IsoPPP), and factors related to field position and finishing drives. It is now presented in two forms: the first is a percentile, and the second is an adjusted scoring margin specific for this specific season's scoring curve.”

In his 2019 S&P+ projections, Connelly has Indiana ranked 46th. The Hoosiers have a recruiting impact that ranks 41st and 49th in both returning production and five-year weighted recruiting rankings. Offensively, the Hoosiers rank 40th and on defense they check in at 59th.IU is ranked fifth in the Big Ten East and eighth in the entire conference.

How IU’s Opponents Rank in S&P+

  • Ball State- 110th

  • Eastern Illinois- Not Applicable

  • Ohio State- 7th

  • Connecticut- 129th

  • Michigan State- 23rd

  • Rutgers- 108th

  • Maryland- 67th

  • Nebraska- 45th

  • Northwestern- 57th

  • Penn State- 14th

  • Michigan- 9th

  • Purdue- 58th