Every school tries to make a claim to fame. Each program typically has one position that has been a strong point throughout its history.

Recently, ESPN attempted to break that down, position by position.

ESPN Stats and Information recently published a story titled “Position U,” ranking the 10 best programs at producing talent at each position. There were plenty of B1G mentions throughout the story.

Below is the list of position groups and which B1G programs made the top 10. You can view the complete top 10 lists at ESPN.com:


No. 10 — Ohio State

Running back

No. 2 — Wisconsin

Wide receiver

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No. 2 — Ohio State

No. 8 — Michigan

Tight end

No. 2 — Iowa

No. 5 — Wisconsin

Offensive line

No. 2 — Wisconsin

No. 4 — Michigan

No. 5 — Ohio State

Defensive line

No. 3 — Penn State

No. 6 — Ohio State

Defensive back

No. 1 — Ohio State


No. 3 — Ohio State

No. 5 — Penn State

No. 9 — Michigan