Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, July 10, 2012
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart scribes a weekly Big Ten player rankings post during the college football season, and it's a popular fall staple. Well, with the highly anticipated release of NCAA Football 13, we have a different kind of Big Ten player ranking for you. This one comes straight from the game's top overall players. See its top 10 rated Big Ten players in this post.
1. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin – 98 rating
T-2. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue – 95
T-2. Silas Redd, RB, Penn State – 95
4. Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin – 94
T-5. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Ricky Wagner, LT, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin – 93
T-5. Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska – 93
T-5. Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan – 93
T-5. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan – 93
Next Big Ten products on the list: Dan Conroy, K, Michigan State & James Morris, LB, Iowa – 92
Surprisingly underrated: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State – 84; Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State – 87
Unhappy with the ratings? Remember, this is only a video game, as popular as it may be. They truly don't mean a thing, but they're still fun to consider.
Brent Yarina is a web editor and blogger for BTN.com. Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.