Big Ten Football Projections 2018


These are the latest Big Ten Conference projections. These projections for the Big Ten are based on actual results of previous games and our predicted results for games upcoming in the future. The rank within the conference for each team is only based upon their projected finish, not current standings. Our latest update to these projections was done on 11/25/2018.

Big Ten East Projected Standings

Rank Team All Games Conference Games
Actual Projected Actual Projected
Wins Losses Wins Losses Wins Losses Wins Losses
1 Ohio St 11 1 11 1 8 1 8 1
2 Michigan 10 2 10 2 8 1 8 1
3 Penn St 9 3 9 3 6 3 6 3
4 Michigan St 7 5 7 5 5 4 5 4
5 Maryland 5 7 5 7 3 6 3 6
6 Indiana 5 7 5 7 2 7 2 7
7 Rutgers 1 11 1 11 0 9 0 9

Big Ten West Projected Standings

Rank Team All Games Conference Games
Actual Projected Actual Projected
Wins Losses Wins Losses Wins Losses Wins Losses
1 Northwestern 8 4 8 4 8 1 8 1
2 Iowa 8 4 8 4 5 4 5 4
3 Wisconsin 7 5 7 5 5 4 5 4
4 Purdue 6 6 6 6 5 4 5 4
5 Minnesota 6 6 6 6 3 6 3 6
6 Nebraska 4 8 4 8 3 6 3 6
7 Illinois 4 8 4 8 2 7 2 7

*Note that these projections do not include conference championship games or bowl games.

Big Ten Bowl Projections

Team Bowl Affiliation Bowl Location
Ohio St Big Ten 1 Rose Pasadena, CA
Michigan At Large BCS Bid Fiesta Glendale, AZ
Penn St Big Ten 1st Tier Gator Jacksonville, FL
Iowa Big Ten 1st Tier Holiday San Diego, CA
Northwestern Big Ten 1st Tier Outback Tampa, FL
Michigan St Big Ten 2nd Tier Quick Lane Detroit, MI
Wisconsin Big Ten 1st Tier Citrus Orlando, FL
Purdue Big Ten 2nd Tier Pinstripe New York, NY
Minnesota Big Ten 2nd Tier Redbox Santa Clara, CA
Indiana No Bowl Game No Bowl
Maryland No Bowl Game No Bowl
Illinois No Bowl Game No Bowl
Nebraska No Bowl Game No Bowl
Rutgers No Bowl Game No Bowl