Preseason B1G Power Ranking

daddyhoosier

Freshman
Aug 31, 2019
495
1,453
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Preseason polls and power rankings are not super helpful. Really the entire premise of ranking teams before they have even played a down is kind of questionable.

There aren’t enough data. There isn’t enough information.

But we love our preseason polls anyway! Here is my way-too-early-not-enough-info B1G Power Ranking:

Rnk | Tm | Pts | Avg

1. Ohio St 28 (1.0)

2. Wisconsin 25 (5.5)

3. Penn State 25 (6.0)

4. Michigan 21 (16.5)

5. Minnesota 18 (20.0)

6. Iowa 17 (21.0)

7. Indiana 17 (22.0)

8. Nebraska 14 (27.5)

9. Northwestern 13 (31.5)

10. Purdue 10 (44.0)

11. Michigan St 9 (49.0)

12. Illinois 7 (49.0)

13. Maryland 3 (64.5)

14. Rutgers 3 (71.0)

Methodology: I ranked every Big Ten Team 1-14 according to SP+ and FPI. First place equals 14 points, 2nd 13, 3rd 12 etc. I combined the points for both indexes for a total. The tie-breaker is average overall ranking in both indexes.

p.s. I'm baaaaack lolol
 

Chriselli

All-Big Ten
Nov 27, 2001
3,513
1,878
113
I think there is a really big drop-off after Ohio State.

1. Ohio State


2. Wisconsin
3. Michigan
4. Minnesota
5.Penn State
6. Indiana
7. Iowa
8. Purdue
9. Nebraska
10. Michigan St.
11. Northwestern
12. Illinois
13. Maryland
14. Rutgers
 

Hoosier009

Benchwarmer
Jun 11, 2012
313
698
93
Preseason polls and power rankings are not super helpful. Really the entire premise of ranking teams before they have even played a down is kind of questionable.

There aren’t enough data. There isn’t enough information.

But we love our preseason polls anyway! Here is my way-too-early-not-enough-info B1G Power Ranking:

Rnk | Tm | Pts | Avg

1. Ohio St 28 (1.0)

2. Wisconsin 25 (5.5)

3. Penn State 25 (6.0)

4. Michigan 21 (16.5)

5. Minnesota 18 (20.0)

6. Iowa 17 (21.0)

7. Indiana 17 (22.0)

8. Nebraska 14 (27.5)

9. Northwestern 13 (31.5)

10. Purdue 10 (44.0)

11. Michigan St 9 (49.0)

12. Illinois 7 (49.0)

13. Maryland 3 (64.5)

14. Rutgers 3 (71.0)

Methodology: I ranked every Big Ten Team 1-14 according to SP+ and FPI. First place equals 14 points, 2nd 13, 3rd 12 etc. I combined the points for both indexes for a total. The tie-breaker is average overall ranking in both indexes.

p.s. I'm baaaaack lolol

Seems about right as far as a preseason ranking. I'm expecting us to knock off at least one team that is rated higher. Maybe two. Surprised MSU is rated below NW & PU. I know they have a new coach. Maybe Coach D left the cupboard bare.. We owe them a major beat down.