Where each Big Ten team is ranked by Pro Football Focus (PFF)

Where each Big Ten team is ranked by Pro Football Focus (PFF)
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You know the college football season is starting to creep closer and closer when you start to season preseason rankings come out — and that’s exactly what we got from Pro Football Focus (PFF).

PFF released their preseason rankings for the upcoming 2021 season, and to no surprise Ohio State is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. But where do the Spartans land in these preseason rankings? And how does the green-and-white compare to their fellow conference foes?

Below is a full list of where every team in the Big Ten was ranked in PFF’s full 130 FBS team ranking leading into the 2021 college football season.

Note: Only teams ranked in PFF’s top 25 were given odds to win a conference championship and a national championship.

Ohio State

The Columbus Dispatch

National rank: 3 Big Ten rank: 1 National championship win probability: 13.0% Conference championship win probability: 48.0%

Iowa

Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 9 Big Ten rank: 2 National championship win probability: 2.0% Conference championship win probability: 17.0%

Wisconsin

David Banks/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 14 Big Ten rank: 3 National championship win probability: 2.0% Conference championship win probability: 11.0%

Penn State

Matthew OHaren/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 19 Big Ten rank: 4 National championship win probability: 0.0% Conference championship win probability: 2.0%

Indiana

Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 24 Big Ten rank: 5 National championship win probability: 0.0% Conference championship win probability: 7.0%

Michigan

Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 25 Big Ten rank: 6 National championship win probability: 0.0% Conference championship win probability: 5.0%

Minnesota

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 38 Big Ten rank: 7

Northwestern

Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 42 Big Ten rank: 8

Nebraska

Joseph Maiorana/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 51 Big Ten rank: 9

Maryland

Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 56 Big Ten rank: 10

Michigan State

Nick King/Lansing State Journal
Nick King/Lansing State Journal

Nick King/Lansing State Journal

National rank: 70 Big Ten rank: 11

Purdue

Mike Carter/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 80 Big Ten rank: 12

Illinois

David Banks/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 82 Big Ten rank: 13

Rutgers

Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports

National rank: 108 Big Ten rank: 14

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