Big Ten Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2021

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Big Ten Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2021

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Big Ten Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2021

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The College Football News Big Ten preseason predictions for every game, predicted order of finish, and lookahead to the 2021 season.


Big Ten Preseason Predictions: East

Big Ten East Predicted Finish

1. Ohio State
T2. Michigan
T2. Penn State
4. Indiana
5. Michigan State
6. Rutgers
7. Maryland

Indiana Hoosiers

2021 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 5-4
2020: 6-2, Prediction: 8-4
2019: 5-7, Prediction:  6-3

Sept. 4 at Iowa  L
Sept. 11 Idaho W
Sept. 18 Cincinnati  L
Sept. 25 at WKU W
Oct. 2 at Penn State  L
Oct. 9 OPEN DATE
Oct. 16 Michigan State W
Oct. 23 Ohio State  L
Oct. 30 at Maryland W
Nov. 6 at Michigan  L
Nov. 13 Rutgers W
Nov. 20 Minnesota W
Nov. 27 at Purdue W
Indiana Preview | Schedule Analysis

Maryland Terrapins

2021 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 1-8
2020: 2-3, Prediction: 3-9
2019: 3-9, Prediction: 6-6

Sept. 4 West Virginia W
Sept. 11 Howard W
Sept. 18 at Illinois W
Sept. 25 Kent State W
Oct. 2 Iowa  L
Oct. 9 at Ohio State  L
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 at Minnesota  L
Oct. 30 Indiana  L
Nov. 6 Penn State  L
Nov. 13 at Michigan State  L
Nov. 20 Michigan  L
Nov. 27 at Rutgers  L
Maryland Preview | Schedule Analysis

Michigan Wolverines

2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 6-3
2020: 2-4, Prediction: 10-2
2019: 9-4, Prediction: 11-1

Sept. 4 Western Michigan W
Sept. 11 Washington W
Sept. 18 Northern Illinois W
Sept. 25 Rutgers W
Oct. 2 at Wisconsin  L
Oct. 9 at Nebraska W
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 Northwestern W
Oct. 30 at Michigan State W
Nov. 6 Indiana W
Nov. 13 at Penn State  L
Nov. 20 at Maryland W
Nov. 27 Ohio State  L
Michigan Preview | Schedule Analysis

Michigan State Spartans

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 3-6
2020: 2-5, Prediction: 6-6
2019: 7-6, Prediction: 9-3

Sept. 4 at Northwestern W
Sept. 11 Youngstown State W
Sept. 18 at Miami  L
Sept. 25 Nebraska W
Oct. 2 WKU W
Oct. 9 at Rutgers  L
Oct. 16 at Indiana  L
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 Michigan  L
Nov. 6 at Purdue  L
Nov. 13 Maryland W
Nov. 20 at Ohio State  L
Nov. 27 Penn State  L
MSU Preview | Schedule Analysis

Ohio State Buckeyes

2021 Preseason Prediction: 12-0
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 9-0
2020: 7-1, Prediction: 11-1
2019: 13-1, Prediction: 10-2

Sept. 2 at Minnesota W
Sept. 11 Oregon W
Sept. 18 Tulsa W
Sept. 25 Akron W
Oct. 2 at Rutgers W
Oct. 9 Maryland W
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 at Indiana W
Oct. 30 Penn State W
Nov. 6 at Nebraska W
Nov. 13 Purdue W
Nov. 20 Michigan State W
Nov. 27 at Michigan W
Ohio St Preview | Schedule Analysis

Penn State Nittany Lions

2021 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 6-3
2020: 4-5, Prediction: 10-2
2019: 11-2, Prediction: 9-3

Sept. 4 at Wisconsin  L
Sept. 11 Ball State W
Sept. 18 Auburn W
Sept. 25 Villanova W
Oct. 2 Indiana W
Oct. 9 at Iowa  L
Oct. 16 OPEN DATE
Oct. 23 Illinois W
Oct. 30 at Ohio State  L
Nov. 6 at Maryland W
Nov. 13 Michigan W
Nov. 20 Rutgers W
Nov. 27 at Michigan State W
Penn St Preview | Schedule Analysis

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

2021 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2021 Big Ten Prediction: 2-7
2020: 3-6, Prediction: 3-9
2019: 2-10, Prediction: 3-9

Sept. 4 Temple W
Sept. 11 at Syracuse W
Sept. 18 Delaware W
Sept. 25 at Michigan  L
Oct. 2 Ohio State  L
Oct. 9 Michigan State W
Oct. 16 at Northwestern  L
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Illinois  L
Nov. 6 Wisconsin  L
Nov. 13 at Indiana  L
Nov. 20 at Penn State  L
Nov. 27 Maryland W
Rutger Preview | Schedule Analysis

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