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Jonathan’s 2001 BIG TEN Football Predictions


Predicted Standings for BIG TEN 2001

Team Conference Record Overall Record
*Northwestern
6-2
9-2
Michigan
6-2
9-2
Ohio State
5-3
7-4
Penn State
5-3
7-4
Indiana
4-4
6-5
Michigan State
4-4
6-5
Purdue
3-5
5-6
Illinois
3-5
5-6
Wisconsin
2-6
5-6
Minnesota
2-6
4-7
Iowa
1-7
3-8

(*) indicates that this team wins tiebreaker over team with same conference record

2001 Preseason All-BIG TEN Team
1st Team Offense
Position Player Team
QB
Zak Kustok
Northwestern
RB
Damien Anderson
Northwestern
RB
T.J. Duckett
Michigan State
WR
Ron Johnson
Minnesota
WR
Marquise Walter
Michigan
TE
Tim Stratton
Purdue
*OL
LeCharles Bentley
Ohio State
*OL
Luke Butkus
Illinois
*OL
Jeff Roehl
Northwestern
*OL
Tyson Walter
Ohio State
*OL
Austin King
Northwestern
K
Dan Nystrom
Minnesota


1st Team Defense
Position Player Team
*DL
Wendell Bryant
Wisconsin
*DL
Josh Shaw
Michigan State
*DL
Akin Ayodele
Purdue
*DL
Jimmy Kennedy
Penn State
LB
Joe Cooper
Ohio State
LB
Napoleon Harris
Northwestern
LB
Josh Thornhill
Michigan State
*DB
Mike Echols
Wisconsin
*DB
Todd Howard
Michigan
*DB
Mike Doss
Ohio State
*DB
Stuart Schweigert
Purdue
P
Preston Gruening
Minnesota
AP
Antwaan Randle**
Indiana

The following players could easily make the all-conference team by the end of the season: Tellis Redmon (RB,MN).....Jonathan Wells (RB,OSU).....Kurt Kittner (QB,ILL).....Nick Griessen (LB,WI).....Matt Mitrione (DL,PUR).....Larry Foote (LB,MI).
*Regardless of position
**Could also be considered a WR or QB


Must-See Games of BIG TEN 2001

Illinois at Purdue
Indiana at Michigan State
Purdue at Indiana
Iowa at Iowa State
Minnesota at Iowa
Michigan at Michigan State
Ohio State at Michigan
Michigan at Penn State
Michigan State at Purdue
Northwestern at Ohio State
Penn State at Northwestern
Ohio State at Penn State
Penn State at Michigan State
Purdue at Cincinnati
Wisconsin at Minnesota


Rating the Schedules from Toughest to Easiest in BIG TEN 2001

1) Penn State
2) Purdue
3) Wisconsin
4) Ohio State
5) Michigan State
6) Michigan
7) Illinois
8) Indiana
9) Minnesota
10) Northwestern
11) Iowa

Out-of-Conference Opponents for each Team
Illinois: N. Illinois, California, Louisville
Indiana: Kentucky, Utah, N. Carolina State
Iowa: Kent State, Miami (Oh), Iowa State
Michigan: Miami (Oh), W. Michigan, Washington
Michigan State: C. Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame
Minnesota: LA-Lafayette, Baylor, Toledo
Northwestern: Navy, Duke, UNLV
Ohio State: Akron, San Diego State, UCLA
Penn State: Virginia, Southern Miss, Miami
Purdue: Akron, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
Wisconsin: Virginia, Western Kentucky, Oregon

Coaching Changes in the BIG TEN for 2001

Team Out In
Ohio StateJohn CooperJim Tressel


2001 BIG TEN Composite Schedule

Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3Nov 10Nov 17Nov 24
ILLINOIS
-
at California
N. Illinois
Louisville
at Michigan
-
Minnesota
at Indiana
Wisconsin
-
at Purdue
Penn State
at Ohio State
(22nd) NW’trn
INDIANA
-
-
at NC State
Kentucky
Utah
Ohio State
at Wisconsin
Illinois
at Iowa
-
Northwestern
at Michigan State
at Penn State
Purdue
IOWA
-
Kent State
Miami (Oh)
at Iowa State
-
Penn State
at Purdue
at Michigan State
Indiana
Michigan
at Wisconsin
at NW’trn
Minnesota
-
MICHIGAN
-
Miami (Oh)
at Washington
Western Michigan
Illinois
-
at Penn State
Purdue
-
at Iowa
at Michigan State
Minnesota
at Wisconsin
Ohio State
MICHIGAN STATE
-
-
Central Michigan
Missouri
at Notre Dame
at NW’trn
-
Iowa
at Minnesota
at Wisconsin
Michigan
Indiana
at Purdue
Penn State
MINNESOTA
-
(8/30) at Toledo
LA-Laf
Baylor
-
Purdue
at Illinois
at NW’trn
Michigan State
-
Ohio State
at Michigan
at Iowa
Wisconsin
NORTHWESTERN
-
-
(7th) at UNLV
Navy
at Duke
Michigan State
at Ohio State
Minnesota
Penn State
at Purdue
at Indiana
Iowa
-
(22nd) at Illinois
OHIO STATE
-
-
Akron
San Diego State
at UCLA
at Indiana
NW’trn
Wisconsin
-
at Penn State
at Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
at Michigan
PENN STATE
-
Miami
-
(13th) at Virginia
Wisconsin
at Iowa
Michigan
-
at NW’trn
Ohio State
Southern Miss
at Illinois
Indiana
at Michigan State
PURDUE
-
(2nd) at Cincinnati
-
Notre Dame
Akron
at Minnesota
Iowa
at Michigan
-
NW’trn
Illinois
at Ohio State
Michigan State
at Indiana
WISCONSIN
Virginia
at Oregon
Fresno State
W. Kentucky
at Penn State
-
Indiana
at Ohio State
at Illinois
Michigan State
Iowa
-
Michigan
at Minnesota


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