My 2 cents:
My old and experienced eyeballs saw a "very down" bigten11121314 this season. They saw one very talented team (MSU) who has not played super well until recently. They saw 2 high performing kind of "over achieving" teams (Wisc/um.) They saw 3 average teams (tosu/Neb/Iowa.) They saw 6 teams (well how do I say this and still be nice)...............lesser teams.
How does PSU project next year?
?? Good question. I think the answer is unknown. I'm pretty sure they will need substantial help from a couple of the new players (2 red-shirts and 3 new players) to be successful!
BUT, I will hold on to the belief that we "have a chance!" This belief (valid or not) will hold my interest during the off season.