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The Replacements: Top 5 Rutgers players to replace

The rebuilding project rolls on at Rutgers. Janarion Grant will be back for the Scarlet Knights, but these five outgoing players need replacing in Year 2 under Chris Ash.

The Replacements: Top 5 Purdue players to replace

The 2016 season was another one to forget in West Lafayette. The school brass has turned to former Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm to attempt to reverse Purdue’s fortunes. Brohm will have to do so without these five key players.

The Replacements: Top Five Ohio State players to replace

The Buckeyes had a Big Ten-high six players declare for the NFL draft, a year after OSU saw a national-high nine players leave Columbus early. So, it goes without saying, Ohio State must move forward without some key players.

The Replacements: Top 5 Northwestern players to replace

Northwestern has made it to back-to-back bowls, following up a 10-win season in 2015 with a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl. The Wildcats will return plenty of talent in 2017, but they will miss these five players.

Northwestern picks up first win at Ohio State since 1977

Northwestern's 74-72 victory was the program's first win at Ohio State since 1977. The Wildcats' record improved to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten, pushing them once step closer to the program's first NCAA tournament berth.