Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Post Spring Big Ten Power Rankings

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

As spring practice wraps up around the Big Ten we wanted to talk a look, albeit a blurry one, at how the teams in the conference stand today. Spring is a tricky time to rank teams since graduated seniors and players leaving early are not practicing and most incoming freshmen have not arrived on campus yet. Here is how we see the Big Ten heading into the summer portion of the off-season.

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Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

This year’s bowl season yielded mixed results from the Big Ten. There were some blowout wins, some blowout losses, and a few close games. Nine teams in the conference made bowl games and their record was 5-4 overall. With some coaching changes, several new quarterbacks, and inevitable roster turnover, the Big Ten in 2019 should have some surprises in store. For now, here are the final 2018 Big Ten power rankings.

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The Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Big Ten West Preview

The Hoosier Huddle Podcast: Big Ten West Preview

Cohosts Sammy Jacobs and T.J. Inman breakdown the Western half of the Big Ten Conference. They'll give their division title picks, a sleeper team, the most interesting team and touch on all the teams in the West. 

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There is a Surprise at the Top of Our Post Spring Practice Big Ten Power Rankings

There is a Surprise at the Top of Our Post Spring Practice Big Ten Power Rankings

Written By Dustin Shutte (@SchutteCFB)

The spring football season has come to a close in the Big Ten, leaving us with just one thing until the start of the 2018 campaign: one painfully long offseason.

With the conference's spring games in the books, let's take a look at the Big Ten power rankings as we head into the dreadful four-month waiting period to see how each team stacks up. But before you digest it all, a quick tip: I don't put much stock into the spring season, nor what is season during a spring game.

So before you work yourself into a tizzy (young people still say that, right?), keep in mind that I'm not overly concerned with a player's spring performance, a unit's dominance in a glorified scrimmage or the look of a team's starters vs. second- and third-team players.

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Big Ten Football Power Rankings Heading into Spring Practice

Big Ten Football Power Rankings Heading into Spring Practice

Written By Sam McIntyre

Even though the college football season doesn’t kick off until August, it’s never too early to start making predictions about how the teams are going to perform in 2018. The Buckeyes are the team jumping out as the frontrunners but it’s shaping up to be extremely competitive with the depth of quality running all the way through the competition.

Big Ten is making a strong case for the number one conference in the nation, with Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State all being selected in the ‘way to early Top 25’, suggesting that there is a host of teams that are going to impress next term. Although squads are always subject to change, let’s take a look at some early power rankings and see how teams are shaping up so far for next season.

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2018 National Signing Day Big Ten Conference Overview

2018 National Signing Day Big Ten Conference Overview

Written By Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB)

The 2018 recruiting season is in the books. 

Thanks to the early signing period, the first Wednesday in February wasn't nearly as chaotic as in the past. But there were still some interesting decisions and last-second signings to round out the 2018 recruiting season. 

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Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 24 Illinois 14

Game Wrap and Reaction: Indiana 24 Illinois 14

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Opponent: Illinois Fighting Illini

Location: Saturday November 11th , Champaign, IL

Why They Played:  The Hoosiers and Illini met for the first time since 2013 as an inter-division match-up

What The Game Meant:

The Hoosiers are in desperation mode and needed a win to keep their bowl hopes alive. Illinois was trying to snap a seven-game losing streak.

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One Down, Two to Go as Hoosiers Defeat Illini

One Down, Two to Go as Hoosiers Defeat Illini

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

IU entered Saturday's game well aware that they needed to win three straight games to make a bowl game for the third straight season. While the performance wasn't always pretty, the Hoosiers controlled the contest and came out of Champaign with a 24-14 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini. In simplest terms, it's one down and two to go for IU. 

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Game Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers at Illinois Fighting Illini

Game Day Primer: Indiana Hoosiers at Illinois Fighting Illini

Written by: Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

What: Indiana Hoosiers (3-6) at Illinois Fighting Illini (2-7)

When: Saturday, November 11th  at Noon ET

Where: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on BTN. Fans can also listen to the game on the IU Radio Network with the legendary Don Fischer on the call.

What’s at Stake: Indiana hasn’t won since their early October game against Charleston Southern while Illinois is riding a seven-game losing streak. Illinois has already been eliminated from bowl contention while the Hoosiers need to string three wins together starting this week. IU has won the last two against Illinois (’12 and ’13) even though the teams haven’t met in four seasons.

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