#4 Ohio State52
Northwestern3
FINAL
#9 Florida
South Carolina
12:00 pm, October 19
#3 Clemson
Louisville
12:00 pm, October 19
Iowa State
Texas Tech
12:00 pm, October 19
#2 LSU
Mississippi State
3:30 pm, October 19
#12 Oregon
#25 Washington
3:30 pm, October 19
Temple
#19 SMU
3:30 pm, October 19
#18 Baylor
Oklahoma State
4:00 pm, October 19
#17 Arizona State
#13 Utah
6:00 pm, October 19
Tulane
Memphis
7:00 pm, October 19
#16 Michigan
#7 Penn State
7:30 pm, October 19
#14 Boise State
BYU
10:00 pm, October 19

2019 Big Ten Football Preview

Check out the CSD preview for the Big Ten’s 2019 season in this loaded preview featuring in-depth coverage of everything you need to know about all 14 teams, projected records based on thousands of computer simulations, and a list of the top players in the conference.

2019 Unit Rankings

QBRBWR/TEOLDLLBDB
1. michigan1. wisconsin1. purdue1. michigan1. ohio state1. michigan state1. michigan
2. nebraska2. maryland2. minnesota2. iowa2 michigan state2. penn state2. ohio state
3. ohio state3. ohio state3. ohio state3. wisconsin3. penn state3. michigan3. penn state

All-Big Ten Team

Offense

QB – Shea Patterson, Michigan
RB – Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
RB – Anthony McFarland, Maryland
WR – Ronfale Moore, Purdue
WR – KJ Hill, Ohio State
WR – Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
TE – Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
C – Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
OL – Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
OL – Ben Bredeson, Michigan
OL – Alaric Jackson, Iowa
OL – Terrance Davis, Maryland

Defense

DL – AJ Epenesa, Iowa
DL – Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
DL – Kenny Willekes, Michigan State
DL – Chase Young, Ohio State
LB – Markus Bailey, Purdue
LB – Joe Bachie, Michigan State
LB – Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
LB – Micah Parsons, Penn State
DB – Lavert Hill, Michigan
DB – Jordan Fuller, Ohio State
DB – Antoine Brooks, Maryland
DB – Josh Metellus, Michigan

Awards

Offensive POY: RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Defensive POY: DE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
Freshman OTY: QB Isaiah Williams, Illinois
Newcomer OTY: QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
Coach OTY: Scott Frost, Nebraska
Game OTY: Ohio State @ Michigan (November 30th)
Breakout Player: RB Ricky Slade, Penn State


EAST

1. Ohio State

Top Returning Players: RB JK Dobbins, WR KJ Hill, IDL Robert Landers, IDL Davon Hamilton, EDGE Chase Young, S Jordan Fuller

Notable Players Leaving: QB Dwayne Haskins, WR Parris Campbell, IDL Dre’Mont Jones, EDGE Nick Bosa

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 4th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 5th

Average Projected Record: 9.8 wins, 2.2 losses (7.1 wins, 1.9 losses)

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2. Michigan

Top Returning Players: QB Shea Patterson, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, LB Josh Ross

Notable Players Leaving: RB Karan Higdon, EDGE Rashan Gary, EDGE Chase Winovich, LB Devin Bush, CB David Long Jr.

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 5th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 7th

Average Projected Record: 9.2 wins, 2.8 losses (6.7 wins, 2.3 losses)

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3. Penn State

Top Returning Players: EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, LB Micah Parsons, CB Tariq Castro-Fields

Notable Players Leaving: QB Trace Mc Sorley, RB Miles Sanders, T Ryan Bates, IDL Kevin Givens, LB Jan Johnson, CB Amani Oruwariye

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 9th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 9th

Average Projected Record: 8.8 wins, 3.2 losses (6.0 wins, 3.0 losses)

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4. Michigan State

Top Returning Players: IDL Raequan Williams, IDL Mike Panasiuk, EDGE Kenny Willekes, LB Joe Bachie

Notable Players Leaving: LB Andrew Dowell, CB Justin Layne, S Khari Willis

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 33rd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 20th

Average Projected Record: 7.3 wins, 4.7 losses (4.8 wins, 4.2 losses)

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5. Maryland

Top Returning Players: RB Anthony McFarland Jr., NB Antoine Brooks Jr.

Notable Players Leaving: S Darnell Savage

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 64th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 59th

Average Projected Record: 5.0 wins, 7.0 losses (3.1 wins, 5.9 losses)

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6. Indiana

Top Returning Players: CB Marcelino Ball

Notable Players Leaving: G Wes Martin, IDL Mike Barwick Jr., S Jonathan Crawford

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 75th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 61st

Average Projected Record: 5.7 wins, 6.3 losses (2.9 wins, 6.1 losses)

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7. Rutgers

Notable Players Leaving: LB Trevor Morris, CB Isaiah Wharton, S Saquan Hampton

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 110th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 104th

Average Projected Record: 3.6 wins, 8.4 losses (1.6 wins, 7.4 losses)

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WEST

1. Iowa

Top Returning Players: T Alaric Jackson, EDGE AJ Epenesa, S Geno Stone

Notable Players Leaving: TE Noah Fant, TE TJ Hockenson, G Ross Reynolds, EDGE Anthony Nelson, EDGE Parker Hesse, IDL Matt Nelson, CB Amani Hooker, S Jake Gervase

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 15th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 19th

Average Projected Record: 7.7 wins, 4.3 losses (5.4 wins, 3.6 losses)

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2. Nebraska

Top Returning Players: WR JD Spielman, CB Dicaprio Bootle

Notable Players Leaving: RB Devine Ozigbo, WR Stanley Morgan Jr.

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 34th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 29th

Average Projected Record: 7.3 wins, 4.7 losses (5.0 wins, 4.0 losses)

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3. Minnesota

Top Returning Players: RB Mohamed Ibrahim, WR Tyler Johnson, EDGE Carter Coughlin, CB Coney Durr

Notable Players Leaving: C Jared Weyler, LB Blake Cashman, CB Antonio Sheanult, S Jacob Huff

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 43rd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 38th

Average Projected Record: 7.0 wins, 5.0 losses (4.7 wins, 4.3 losses)

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4. Wisconsin

Top Returning Players: RB Jonathan Taylor, TE Jake Ferguson, C Tyler Biadasz, T Cole Van Lanen, EDGE Zack Baun, S Eric Burrell

Notable Players Leaving: G Michael Deiter, G Beau Benzschawel, EDGE Andrew Van Ginkel, LB TJ Edwards, LB Ryan Connelly

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 27th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 27th

Average Projected Record: 6.9 wins, 5.1 losses (4.5 wins, 4.5 losses)

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5. Purdue

Top Returning Players: WR Ronadale Moore, LB Markus Bailey

Notable Players Leaving: S Jacob Thieneman

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 52nd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 43rd

Average Projected Record: 6.2 wins, 5.8 losses (4.3 wins, 4.7 losses)

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6. Northwestern

Top Returning Players: T Rashawn Slater, EDGE Joe Gaziano, LB Paddy Fisher, S Travis Whillock, S JR Pace

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Jordan Thompson, CB Montre Hartage

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 51st
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 40th

Average Projected Record: 6.1 wins, 5.9 losses (4.1 wins, 4.9 losses)

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7. Illinois

Top Returning Players: RB Reggie Corbin, T Alex Palczewski, LB Jake Hansen

Notable Players Leaving: QB AJ Bush Jr., G Nick Allegretti

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 74th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 81st

Average Projected Record: 5.2 wins, 6.8 losses (2.8 wins, 6.2 losses)

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2019 Big Ten Title Game Prediction: Ohio State 34, Iowa 24

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