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Big Ten football expected win totals for 2022. Where is Ohio State?

A quick look at the calendar says we are in the middle of July, and that always felt like college football – including most importantly, Ohio State football – was coming for me. Preview magazines are out on newsstands (if you still leaf through those that is), watch lists are starting to come out, and seemingly every website on the free and not so free internet is speculating about where teams will fall and who will win the Heisman .

More than that, some of the oddsmakers are also adding more and more futures content out there for the gambling types. Our friends at Tipico have been filtering some of these out on their website and we follow it harder than Jim Harbaugh follows the khaki sales in and around Ann Arbor weekly.

The latest odds from Tipico have expected win totals for each team, but being that we’re all about Ohio State and the Big Ten, we are most concerned about what the league shapes up according to the wise guys out in Sin City.

So, we decided to rank the expected win totals for Ohio State and its Big Ten brethren for 2022 for your reading and debating pleasure. Here’s how things line up from very modest expectations down to the team with the most to lose this fall.

All Betting Lines are Courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook

Scarlet Knights (Not Listed)

Nov 20, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; A detailed view of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football helmets during a warmup prior to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

Not Listed

No. 13 – Northwestern Wildcats

Sep 30, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Northwestern Wildcats helmets on the field prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

3.5

No. 11 (tie) – Indiana Hoosiers

october 24, 2020; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers raise their helmets after the game at Memorial Stadium. The Indiana Hoosiers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 36 to 35. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

4.5

No. 11 (tie) – Illinois Fighting Illini

Nov 27, 2021; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini tight end Daniel Barker (87) scores a touchdown during the first half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

4.5

No. 10 – Maryland Terrapins

Dec 29, 2021; New York, NY, USA; Maryland Terrapins punt returner Tarheeb Still (right) celebrates his punt return touchdown with wide receiver Rakim Jarrett (left) in the first half during the 2021 Pinstripe Bowl against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

5.5

No. 5 (tie) – Boilermakers

Nov 6, 2021; West Lafayette, Indiana, United States; Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Aidan O’Connell (16) drops back to pass the ball in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans at Ross-Ade Stadium. Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

7.5

No. 5 (tie) – Nebraska Cornhuskers

Oct 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

7.5

No. 5 (tie) – Minnesota Golden Gophers

Nov 10, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Minnesota Golden Gophers helmets before a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium. Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

7.5

No. 5 (tie) – Michigan State Spartans

Nov 19, 2011; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartan helmet on sideline during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State won 55-3 to clinch the Legends division of the Big Ten. Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

7.5

No. 5 (tie) – Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes players Ryan Gersonde (2) Riley Moss (33) quarterback Spencer Petras (7) wide receiver Max Cooper (19) and defensive back Jack Koerner (28) get pumped up before an NCAA Big Ten Conference football game against Indiana, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Projected win total

7.5

No. 3 (tie) – Wisconsin Badgers

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Dec 30, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz (5) hands off running back Jalen Berger (8) during second-half action against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Bank of America Stadium. Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

8.5

No. 3 (tie) – Penn State Nittany Lions

Oct 23, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions offensive lineman Rasheed Walker (53) and linebacker Jesse Luketa (40) and safety Jaquan Brisker (1), and safety Jonathan Sutherland (0) walk on the field for the coin flip prior to the game Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stage. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

8.5

No. 2 – Michigan Wolverines

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive line coach Sherrone Moore (left), head coach Jim Harbaugh (center), and special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Projected win total

9.5

No. 1 – Ohio State Buckeyes

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Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day leads the team onto the field prior to the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

Projected win total

10.5

Summing it up in alphabetical order

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