Saturday, July 30, 2011

BlockONation's Win/Loss Record Predictions For Every Big 10 Team For The 2011 Season





Scout.com affiliate CollegeFootballNews, a site which I am an occasional contributor, recently released their Big 10 win/loss predictions for each of the conference's 12 teams.

I did not partake in those predictions, but after looking them over, I disagree with several of their team forecasts and decided to post my own in contrast.

Here are the predictions from CFN.

LEADERS DIVISION

Illinois
2011 CFN Pred. 7-5

Sep. 3 Arkansas State W
Sep. 10 South Dakota State W
Sep. 17 Arizona State L
Sep. 24 Western Michigan W
Oct. 1 Northwestern W
Oct. 8 at Indiana L
Oct. 15 Ohio State L
Oct. 22 at Purdue W
Oct. 29 at Penn State L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Michigan W
Nov. 19 Wisconsin W
Nov. 26 at Minnesota L

Indiana
2011 CFN Pred. 4-8

Sep. 3 at Ball State W
Sep. 10 Virginia L
Sep. 17 South Carolina State W
Sep. 24 North Texas W
Oct. 1 Penn State L
Oct. 8 Illinois W
Oct. 15 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 22 at Iowa L
Oct. 29 Northwestern L
Nov. 5 at Ohio State L
Nov. 12 OPEN DATE
Nov. 19 at Michigan State L
Nov. 26 Purdue L

Ohio State
2011 CFN Pred. 10-2

Sep. 3 Akron W
Sep. 10 Toledo W
Sep. 17 at Miami W
Sep. 24 Colorado W
Oct. 1 Michigan State W
Oct. 8 at Nebraska L
Oct. 15 at Illinois W
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Wisconsin W
Nov. 5 Indiana W
Nov. 12 at Purdue W
Nov. 19 Penn State W
Nov. 26 at Michigan L

Penn State
2011 CFN Pred. 7-5

Sep. 3 Indiana State W
Sep. 10 Alabama L
Sep. 17 at Temple W
Sep. 24 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Indiana W
Oct. 8 Iowa W
Oct. 15 Purdue W
Oct. 22 at Northwestern L
Oct. 29 Illinois L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Nebraska W
Nov. 19 at Ohio State L
Nov. 26 at Wisconsin L

Purdue
2011 CFN Pred. 5-7

Sep. 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sep. 10 at Rice W
Sep. 17 SE Missouri State W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 Notre Dame L
Oct. 8 Minnesota L
Oct. 15 at Penn State L
Oct. 22 Illinois L
Oct. 29 at Michigan L
Nov. 5 at Wisconsin L
Nov. 12 Ohio State L
Nov. 19 Iowa W
Nov. 26 at Indiana W

Wisconsin
2011 CFN Pred. 10-2

Sep. 3 UNLV W
Sep. 10 Oregon State W
Sep. 17 NIU (in Chicago) W
Sep. 24 South Dakota W
Oct. 1 Nebraska W
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Indiana W
Oct. 22 at Michigan State W
Oct. 29 at Ohio State L
Nov. 5 Purdue W
Nov. 12 at Minnesota W
Nov. 19 at Illinois L
Nov. 26 Penn State W

LEGENDS DIVISION

Iowa
2011 CFN Pred. 8-4

Sep. 3 Tennessee Tech W
Sep. 10 at Iowa State W
Sep. 17 Pitt W
Sep. 24 ULM W
Oct. 1 OPEN DATE
Oct. 8 at Penn State L
Oct. 15 Northwestern W
Oct. 22 Indiana W
Oct. 29 at Minnesota W
Nov. 5 Michigan W
Nov. 12 Michigan State L
Nov. 19 at Purdue L
Nov. 26 at Nebraska L

Michigan
2011 CFN Pred. 9-3

Sep. 3 Western Michigan W
Sep. 10 Notre Dame L
Sep. 17 Eastern Michigan W
Sep. 24 San Diego State W
Oct. 1 Minnesota W
Oct. 8 at Northwestern W
Oct. 15 at Michigan State W
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Purdue W
Nov. 5 at Iowa L
Nov. 12 at Illinois L
Nov. 19 Nebraska W
Nov. 26 Ohio State W

Michigan State
2011 CFN Pred. 8-4

Sep. 3 Youngstown State W
Sep. 10 Florida Atlantic W
Sep. 17 at Notre Dame W
Sep. 24 Central Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Ohio State L
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Michigan L
Oct. 22 Wisconsin L
Oct. 29 at Nebraska L
Nov. 5 Minnesota W
Nov. 12 at Iowa W
Nov. 19 Indiana W
Nov. 26 at Northwestern W

Minnesota
2011 CFN Pred. 5-7

Sep. 3 at USC L
Sep. 10 New Mexico St W
Sep. 17 Miami University W
Sep. 24 North Dakota St W
Oct. 1 at Michigan L
Oct. 8 at Purdue W
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 Nebraska L
Oct. 29 Iowa L
Nov. 5 at Michigan State L
Nov. 12 Wisconsin L
Nov. 19 at Northwestern L
Nov. 26 Illinois W

Nebraska
2011 CFN Pred. 9-3

Sep. 3 UT Chattanooga W
Sep. 10 Fresno State W
Sep. 17 Washington W
Sep. 24 at Wyoming W
Oct. 1 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 8 Ohio State W
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 at Minnesota W
Oct. 29 Michigan State W
Nov. 5 Northwestern W
Nov. 12 at Penn State L
Nov. 19 at Michigan L
Nov. 26 Iowa W

Northwestern
2011 CFN Pred. 6-6

Sep. 3 at Boston College L
Sep. 10 Eastern Illinois W
Sep. 17 at Army W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 at Illinois L
Oct. 8 Michigan L
Oct. 15 at Iowa L
Oct. 22 Penn State W
Oct. 29 at Indiana W
Nov. 5 at Nebraska L
Nov. 12 Rice W
Nov. 19 Minnesota W
Nov. 26 Michigan State L


And here is how I see the season results for each team.

LEADERS DIVISION

Illinois
2011 BlockONation Pred. 8-4

Sep. 3 Arkansas State W
Sep. 10 South Dakota State W
Sep. 17 Arizona State W
Sep. 24 Western Michigan W
Oct. 1 Northwestern W
Oct. 8 at Indiana W
Oct. 15 Ohio State L
Oct. 22 at Purdue W
Oct. 29 at Penn State L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Michigan L
Nov. 19 Wisconsin L
Nov. 26 at Minnesota W

Indiana
2011 BlockONation Pred. 5-7

Sep. 3 at Ball State W
Sep. 10 Virginia W
Sep. 17 South Carolina State W
Sep. 24 North Texas W
Oct. 1 Penn State L
Oct. 8 Illinois L
Oct. 15 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 22 at Iowa L
Oct. 29 Northwestern L
Nov. 5 at Ohio State L
Nov. 12 OPEN DATE
Nov. 19 at Michigan State L
Nov. 26 Purdue W

Ohio State
2011 BlockONation Pred. 12-1

Sep. 3 Akron W
Sep. 10 Toledo W
Sep. 17 at Miami W
Sep. 24 Colorado W
Oct. 1 Michigan State W
Oct. 8 at Nebraska L
Oct. 15 at Illinois W
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Wisconsin W
Nov. 5 Indiana W
Nov. 12 at Purdue W
Nov. 19 Penn State W
Nov. 26 at Michigan W
Dec. 3 vs. Nebraska W (Big 10 Championship Game)

Penn State
2011 BlockONation Pred. 6-6

Sep. 3 Indiana State W
Sep. 10 Alabama L
Sep. 17 at Temple L
Sep. 24 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Indiana W
Oct. 8 Iowa W
Oct. 15 Purdue W
Oct. 22 at Northwestern L
Oct. 29 Illinois W
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Nebraska L
Nov. 19 at Ohio State L
Nov. 26 at Wisconsin L

Purdue
2011 BlockONation Pred. 4-8

Sep. 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sep. 10 at Rice W
Sep. 17 SE Missouri State W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 Notre Dame L
Oct. 8 Minnesota W
Oct. 15 at Penn State L
Oct. 22 Illinois L
Oct. 29 at Michigan L
Nov. 5 at Wisconsin L
Nov. 12 Ohio State L
Nov. 19 Iowa L
Nov. 26 at Indiana L

Wisconsin
2011 BlockONation Pred. 10-2

Sep. 3 UNLV W
Sep. 10 Oregon State W
Sep. 17 NIU (in Chicago) W
Sep. 24 South Dakota W
Oct. 1 Nebraska W
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Indiana W
Oct. 22 at Michigan State L
Oct. 29 at Ohio State L
Nov. 5 Purdue W
Nov. 12 at Minnesota W
Nov. 19 at Illinois W
Nov. 26 Penn State W

LEGENDS DIVISION

Iowa
2011 BlockONation Pred. 7-5

Sep. 3 Tennessee Tech W
Sep. 10 at Iowa State W
Sep. 17 Pitt W
Sep. 24 ULM W
Oct. 1 OPEN DATE
Oct. 8 at Penn State L
Oct. 15 Northwestern L
Oct. 22 Indiana W
Oct. 29 at Minnesota W
Nov. 5 Michigan L
Nov. 12 Michigan State L
Nov. 19 at Purdue W
Nov. 26 at Nebraska L

Michigan
2011 BlockONation Pred. 7-5

Sep. 3 Western Michigan W
Sep. 10 Notre Dame L
Sep. 17 Eastern Michigan W
Sep. 24 San Diego State W
Oct. 1 Minnesota W
Oct. 8 at Northwestern L
Oct. 15 at Michigan State L
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Purdue W
Nov. 5 at Iowa W
Nov. 12 at Illinois W
Nov. 19 Nebraska L
Nov. 26 Ohio State L

Michigan State
2011 BlockONation Pred. 9-3

Sep. 3 Youngstown State W
Sep. 10 Florida Atlantic W
Sep. 17 at Notre Dame W
Sep. 24 Central Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Ohio State L
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Michigan W
Oct. 22 Wisconsin W
Oct. 29 at Nebraska L
Nov. 5 Minnesota W
Nov. 12 at Iowa W
Nov. 19 Indiana W
Nov. 26 at Northwestern L

Minnesota
2011 BlockONation Pred. 2-10

Sep. 3 at USC L
Sep. 10 New Mexico St L
Sep. 17 Miami University W
Sep. 24 North Dakota St W
Oct. 1 at Michigan L
Oct. 8 at Purdue L
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 Nebraska L
Oct. 29 Iowa L
Nov. 5 at Michigan State L
Nov. 12 Wisconsin L
Nov. 19 at Northwestern L
Nov. 26 Illinois L

Nebraska
2011 BlockONation Pred. 11-2

Sep. 3 UT Chattanooga W
Sep. 10 Fresno State W
Sep. 17 Washington W
Sep. 24 at Wyoming W
Oct. 1 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 8 Ohio State W
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 at Minnesota W
Oct. 29 Michigan State W
Nov. 5 Northwestern W
Nov. 12 at Penn State W
Nov. 19 at Michigan W
Nov. 26 Iowa W
Dec. 3 vs. Ohio State L (Big 10 Championship Game)

Northwestern
2011 BlockONation Pred. 10-2

Sep. 3 at Boston College W
Sep. 10 Eastern Illinois W
Sep. 17 at Army W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 at Illinois L
Oct. 8 Michigan W
Oct. 15 at Iowa W
Oct. 22 Penn State W
Oct. 29 at Indiana W
Nov. 5 at Nebraska L
Nov. 12 Rice W
Nov. 19 Minnesota W
Nov. 26 Michigan State W


You may or may not have noticed that I also included a prediction for the 2011 Big 10 Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 3, with Ohio State getting revenge against Nebraska for their mid-season loss to the Cornhuskers in Lincoln.

Who do you agree or disagree with more?

Let me know and please feel free to post your own predictions in the comments section.


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3 comments:

  1. I think your predictions are way closer than theirs.

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  2. 11-1 for OSU? Wow. That's a little too optimistic for me. I think this year's OSU has the most talent in the Leader's, by a good margin but they also have some major holes. The biggest question is QB. I feel almost certain OSU is going to be conservative and go with Bauserman to start the year. Bauserman LIGHT YEARS worse than Pryor was last year. Even if they go with Miller he's not taking all the 1st team reps he needs. Then take away Sanzenbacher who was by far the most consistent WR last year and OSU only has Posey, who has great potential but not the greatest hands (reminds me of Braylon Edwards), and that's it at WR. Philly Brown has complete stone hands, hopefully they can get creative with Stoneburner or TY Williams can step up... we'll see. Then on defense OSU has a ton of potential, with Travis Howard and the rest to be a great secondary but that remains to be seen. Same with Sabino (who couldn't beat out Sweat last year) and Storm Klein at LB. Add to that Jim Bollman calling the offensive plays... just WAY too many question marks to call for an 11-1 season. I can guarantee there is no chance they lose to Michigan though, their defense has Mike Martin and that's it.

    I hope you're right though.

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  3. Toledo has an explosive veteran offense and could turn in a close game but you'd expect the Bucks to wear the Rockets down in the 2nd half. Dantonio with an experienced QB doesn't expect to lose against Fickell and a new QB even with MSU in the Shoe. These two important early games will tell us just what we can expect this season. The CFB gurus on their national preview show expect the Bucks to implode on that 5th game against the Spartans. Anticipation runs high on how this season might unfold.

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