College football is officially under way and Week 1 is now in the books. The Big Ten, in particular, looks to be among the toughest conferences in the nation in 2011.
The Big Ten has long prided itself on defense. Teams like Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin always seem to have stellar defenses. Add Nebraska into the mix in 2011, and the conference becomes treacherous for opposing offenses.
Let's take a look at how the teams of the Big Ten would be ranked if offense and special teams are thrown out the window and we focus solely on defense.