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2011 Spring Preview - Big Ten Schedule/Picks
Michigan WR Junior Hemingway
Michigan WR Junior Hemingway
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Mar 24, 2011


It's still March, so why not get a little crazy? We'll get into these more later in the Preview, but as spring ball starts to get underway, these are our initial picks for every game, Part One. Can Junior Hemingway and Michigan finally get by Ohio State? More importantly, can the Wolverines win the Legends? Let the early picks and predictions begin.


2011 Big Ten Spring Preview

Schedules & Too-Early Picks


Schedules and Too-Early Spring Picks
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind | MAC   
PART 2 COMING TOMORROW
 
Click for each team's spring preview
Leaders Illinois | Indiana | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin 
Legends Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern 
 
2011 Big Ten Spring Preview  
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Buzz
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Buzz
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Attitudes
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Attitudes
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Key Positions
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Key Positions   
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Questions 
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Questions    
- Big Ten Pre-Spring Rankings

So here's how this works. 1) We're going off our beliefs about how good we think the teams are going into spring, ball, and of course we can and will change these up a bit as things happen. We'll do this all again during Preview 2011 time. 2) Remember, there have to be upsets somewhere. No one could've ever seen Texas being so bad last year and no one would've ever picked Jacksonville State to beat Ole Miss. 3) Remember, timing is everything with schedules. Getting a week off at the right time can change a season and lead to a huge upset.

Way-Too-Early 2011 Season Predictions, Pre-Spring
(Conference Records, tie-breakers taken into account)

Leaders

1. Ohio State 6-2
2. Wisconsin 6-2
3. Penn State 5-3
4. Illinois 5-3
5. Purdue 2-6
6. Indiana 1-7

Legends
1. Michigan 6-2
2. Nebraska 5-3
3. Michigan State 4-4
4. Iowa 4-4
5. Northwestern 3-5
6. Minnesota 2-6

LEADERS  
Illinois  
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 7-5 

Sep. 3 Arkansas State W
Sep. 10 South Dakota State W
Sep. 17 Arizona State L
Sep. 24 Western Michigan W
Oct. 1 Northwestern W
Oct. 8 at Indiana L
Oct. 15 Ohio State L
Oct. 22 at Purdue W
Oct. 29 at Penn State L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Michigan W
Nov. 19 Wisconsin W
Nov. 26 at Minnesota L
Indiana
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 4-8

Sep. 3 at Ball State W
Sep. 10 Virginia L
Sep. 17 South Carolina State W
Sep. 24 North Texas W
Oct. 1 Penn State L
Oct. 8 Illinois W
Oct. 15 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 22 at Iowa L
Oct. 29 Northwestern L
Nov. 5 at Ohio State L
Nov. 12 OPEN DATE
Nov. 19 at Michigan State L
Nov. 26 Purdue L
Ohio State
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 10-2 

Sep. 3 Akron W
Sep. 10 Toledo W
Sep. 17 at Miami W
Sep. 24 Colorado W
Oct. 1 Michigan State W
Oct. 8 at Nebraska L
Oct. 15 at Illinois W
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Wisconsin W
Nov. 5 Indiana W
Nov. 12 at Purdue W
Nov. 19 Penn State W
Nov. 26 at Michigan L
Penn State
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 7-5 

Sep. 3 Indiana State W
Sep. 10 Alabama L
Sep. 17 at Temple W
Sep. 24 Eastern Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Indiana W
Oct. 8 Iowa W
Oct. 15 Purdue W
Oct. 22 at Northwestern L
Oct. 29 Illinois L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Nebraska W
Nov. 19 at Ohio State L
Nov. 26 at Wisconsin L
Purdue
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 5-7 

Sep. 3 Middle Tennessee W
Sep. 10 at Rice W
Sep. 17 SE Missouri State W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 Notre Dame L
Oct. 8 Minnesota L
Oct. 15 at Penn State L
Oct. 22 Illinois L
Oct. 29 at Michigan L
Nov. 5 at Wisconsin L
Nov. 12 Ohio State L
Nov. 19 Iowa W
Nov. 26 at Indiana W
Wisconsin
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 10-2 

Sep. 3 UNLV W
Sep. 10 Oregon State W
Sep. 17 NIU (in Chicago) W
Sep. 24 South Dakota W
Oct. 1 Nebraska W
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Indiana W
Oct. 22 at Michigan State W
Oct. 29 at Ohio State L
Nov. 5 Purdue W
Nov. 12 at Minnesota W
Nov. 19 at Illinois L
Nov. 26 Penn State W
LEGENDS  
Iowa
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 8-4

Sep. 3 Tennessee Tech W
Sep. 10 at Iowa State W
Sep. 17 Pitt W
Sep. 24 ULM W
Oct. 1 OPEN DATE
Oct. 8 at Penn State L
Oct. 15 Northwestern W
Oct. 22 Indiana W
Oct. 29 at Minnesota W
Nov. 5 Michigan W
Nov. 12 Michigan State L
Nov. 19 at Purdue L
Nov. 26 at Nebraska L
Michigan
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 9-3

Sep. 3 Western Michigan W
Sep. 10 Notre Dame L
Sep. 17 Eastern Michigan W
Sep. 24 San Diego State W
Oct. 1 Minnesota W
Oct. 8 at Northwestern W
Oct. 15 at Michigan State W
Oct. 22 OPEN DATE
Oct. 29 Purdue W
Nov. 5 at Iowa L
Nov. 12 at Illinois L
Nov. 19 Nebraska W
Nov. 26 Ohio State W
Michigan State
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 7-5

Sep. 3 Youngstown State W
Sep. 10 Florida Atlantic W
Sep. 17 at Notre Dame L
Sep. 24 Central Michigan W
Oct. 1 at Ohio State L
Oct. 8 OPEN DATE
Oct. 15 Michigan L
Oct. 22 Wisconsin L
Oct. 29 at Nebraska L
Nov. 5 Minnesota W
Nov. 12 at Iowa W
Nov. 19 Indiana W
Nov. 26 at Northwestern W
Minnesota
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 5-7

Sep. 3 at USC L
Sep. 10 New Mexico St W
Sep. 17 Miami University W
Sep. 24 North Dakota St W
Oct. 1 at Michigan L
Oct. 8 at Purdue W
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 Nebraska L
Oct. 29 Iowa L
Nov. 5 at Michigan State L
Nov. 12 Wisconsin L
Nov. 19 at Northwestern L
Nov. 26 Illinois W
Nebraska
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 9-3

Sep. 3 UT Chattanooga W
Sep. 10 Fresno State W
Sep. 17 Washington W
Sep. 24 at Wyoming W
Oct. 1 at Wisconsin L
Oct. 8 Ohio State W
Oct. 15 OPEN DATE
Oct. 22 at Minnesota W
Oct. 29 Michigan State W
Nov. 5 Northwestern W
Nov. 12 at Penn State L
Nov. 19 at Michigan L
Nov. 26 Iowa W
Northwestern
2011 CFN Pred. (Spring): 6-6

Sep. 3 at Boston College L
Sep. 10 Eastern Illinois W
Sep. 17 at Army W
Sep. 24 OPEN DATE
Oct. 1 at Illinois L
Oct. 8 Michigan L
Oct. 15 at Iowa L
Oct. 22 Penn State W
Oct. 29 at Indiana W
Nov. 5 at Nebraska L
Nov. 12 Rice W
Nov. 19 Minnesota W
Nov. 26 Michigan State L

Schedules and Too-Early Spring Picks
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind | MAC   
PART 2 COMING TOMORROW
 
Click for each team's spring preview

Leaders Illinois | Indiana | Ohio State | Penn State | Purdue | Wisconsin 
Legends Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern 
 
2011 Big Ten Spring Preview  
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Buzz
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Buzz
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Attitudes
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Attitudes
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Key Positions
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Key Positions   
- 2011 Big Ten Leaders Spring Questions 
- 2011 Big Ten Legends Spring Questions    
- Big Ten Pre-Spring Rankings