Trend Report: Ohio State

Trend Report: Ohio State

At this point it seems like it would take something seismic to shake the Buckeyes off their current perch among the two or three best programs in the country. Oh, sure, Penn State got a big play at the right time and took the conference crown last year, but there’s no...
Trend Report: Penn State

Trend Report: Penn State

It’s not how you start, but how you finish. That’s something of a new truism at the top of college football, but Penn State proved it in 2016. After back-to-back 7-6 seasons in years one and two under Coach James Franklin, the Nittany Lions started 2016 2-2 but ran...
Trend Report: Wisconsin

Trend Report: Wisconsin

Left for dead before the 2016 season started by a brutal schedule, Wisconsin responded by going 11-3 and falling a touchdown short of winning the Big Ten. With 15 starters returning, more of the same seems in store.OFFENSEWisconsin has taken to more passes well under...
Trend Report: Michigan

Trend Report: Michigan

Someday in the future when Jim Harbaugh has finally stopped wearing cleats, which likely means he’s no longer coaching, the 2016-17 stretch will be a fun one to reexamine with the benefit of what happened afterwards. The Wolverines had a lot going for them at this...
Trend Report: Northwestern

Trend Report: Northwestern

After coming up aces in 2015 and going 5-0 in one-score games during a 10-3 season, the pendulum swung the other way in 2016. Northwestern went 1-3 in those games last season, finishing 7-6. But with 17 starters returning, including nine on offense, if the Wildcats...