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Best of Week 1: Plenty of enticing matchups to open 2017 season

The first week kicks off with a bang with 13 games, including Ohio State at Indiana on Thursday night, involving all 14 teams. And there are several great clashes to whet the appetite and set the table for 2017.

2017 football schedule analysis: Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin and Paul Chryst are thinking big again, looking to defend their Big Ten West title. And the Cotton Bowl champs have the weapons to accomplish the feat. But there is a new dynamic: Chryst will be on his third defensive coordinator in three years, as he promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to take over what has been one of the top defenses in the nation in recent years. Still, there is a lot to work with in Madison, including veteran talent in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Challenges loom on the schedule. Here is a

2017 football schedule analysis: Rutgers Scarlet Knight

Chris Ash is continuing to put his stamp on Rutgers as he rebuilds the program in Year Two. A difficult schedule awaits the Scarlet Knights. Here is a look at Rutgers’ 2017 schedule.

2017 football schedule analysis: Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue has an uphill climb, but Jeff Brohm has given fans hope for a turnaround. Tom Dienhart looks at the Boilermakers' 2017 schedule in Year 1 under Brohm.

2017 football schedule analysis: Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State made the playoff for the second time in three years last season. But the Buckeyes want more in 2017. OSU didn’t win the Big Ten last year. Heck, the Buckeyes didn’t even win the East Division. But Ohio State still landed a playoff berth—and then got embarrassed by Clemson.

2017 football schedule analysis: Northwestern Wildcats

This could be a big season in Evanston. Big. We’re talking win-the-Big-Ten-West big. Pat Fitzgerald has built a consistent force that always is competitive. But, a big breakthrough remains elusive.

2017 football schedule analysis: Nebraska Huskers

The schedule sets up well for Nebraska in Mike Riley's third season, with Big Ten West heavies Wisconsin, Iowa and Northwestern all coming to Lincoln. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's schedule analysis inside.