The 3 Best Defenses In The Big Ten In 2015

The Big Ten is back. Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff and now Jim Harbaugh has plans to return Michigan to its glory days. Across the league, the defenses are strong this season. Here are the three best Big Ten defenses in 2015.

3. Michigan State

Coordinator Pat Narduzzi is gone, but the Spartans will have yet another talented defense. Michigan State has allowed just 18.3 points per game since 2010. Shilique Calhoun is one of the best defensive ends in the nation. Riley Bullough appears ready to follow in his brother Max's footsteps. The Spartans always seem to have a good secondary. MSU's defense won't be the best in the Big Ten this season, but it will still be top three.

2. Penn State

The Nittany Lions' defense was the best in the Big Ten last season, giving up only 18.6 points per game. And that's despite having a terrible offense. Even with the loss of stud DE Deion Barnes, Penn State will have another good defense. DTs Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson are one of the better duos in the NCAA. Penn State's defense won't be the best in the Big Ten this season, but it will still be great.

1. Ohio State

There is simply too much talent on the Buckeyes for Ohio State to not have the best Big Ten defense. They are loaded and deep at every position. With Adolphus Washington and Joey Bosa, Ohio State might have the best defensive line in the nation. The LBs are the best in the conference, and the same could be said about the secondary. With so much talent, the Buckeyes should have the best defense in the Big Ten. 

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