Where each B1G athletic department stands in CBS Sports' ranking of all 130 FBS schools
The National Association of College Directors of Athletics ranks every athletic department on overall performance every year.
However, that ranking system gives equal weight to all sports. On Wednesday, CBS Sports released its ranking of all 130 FBS athletic departments, and its ranking system differs.
In this ranking, football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball performances are included, along with two “wildcard” sports — the two other sports that the school had the best finishes in.
Ohio State took home the No. 1 spot, but as you can see below, other teams were close behind. See where each B1G squad ranked here:
- No. 1 — Ohio State
- No. 4 — Michigan
- No. 11 — Michigan State
- No. 13 — Penn State
- No. 25 — Wisconsin
- No. 27 — Purdue
- No. 37 — Northwestern
- No. 48 (tie) — Nebraska
- No. 50 — Maryland
- No. 52 — Iowa
- No. 55 — Minnesota
- No. 68 — Indiana
- No. 69 — Illinois
- No. 82 — Rutgers
As you can see, the Big Ten put five teams in the top 25, and those five schools are poised for big 2018-19 seasons as well.
See the full 1-130 rankings here.