Big Ten Football: 6 Weakest Depth Charts in the Conference

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Big Ten Football: 6 Weakest Depth Charts in the Conference
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The Big Ten is still in the midst of rebuilding itself to its former glory. The usual suspects, Michigan and Ohio State, are leading the way, joined by a few atypical Big Ten powers, like Northwestern and newcomer Nebraska. But as the top teams begin to flex their muscle on the national scene, there are still quite a few Big Ten programs languishing in mediocrity.

Not every team in a conference can be great all at the same time, but the programs that land on this particular list suffer not only from a lack of success, but a lack of depth—which may be directly tied to any future success.

While the top programs in the Big Ten may be able to start competing with the best the rest of the nation has to offer, the conference will need a big recruiting push from these programs if the Big Ten as a whole will be able to lay claim to those oft-coveted "top-to-bottom" comparisons with the SEC and Big 12.

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