BP projects the Boilermakes to finish 10-8, behind Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan St. The Creanies are projected 9th (someone call Hutchens!).
"It was fine for this year's key returnees to play supporting roles last season, but two or three players from that group will have to increase their offensive output significantly. Returning ten letterwinners from a year ago, the Boilermakers should be able to use that continuity to build on last year's Big Ten-best defensive effort. If Hummel stays healthy this is a team that could surprise in the upper half of the conference."