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Now that Big Ten Conference play has begun, the Ohio State Buckeyes are in prove-it mode.
They’re trying to prove that the unbeaten start, lofty national ranking and sterling defensive efficiency weren’t just functions of sketchy opposition.
They’re trying to prove that the new, more democratic approach to the scoring load will work in a post-Deshaun Thomas era.
Most importantly, they must prove that LaQuinton Ross and Amir Williams can sustain the improvement they’ve shown in the first two months of this season.
But over those first two months, where does each Buckeye starter and the bench as a whole stand in relation to the rest of the Big Ten? Who’s been most productive at each position? Let’s try to find out.
Starters are defined as the five team members who have started the most games so far this season. In the event of a tie, the most recent starter is used. Players with potentially long-term injuries, such as Michigan’s Mitch McGary, have not been included.
Full power rankings for each position can be found at the end of each slide to illustrate where Ohio State’s players stand compared to their competition.
Continue Reading: How Ohio State Compares to the Rest of the Big Ten at Each Position