Over the years, Big Ten football has received a bad reputation. From a handful of upsets, to let downs in the regular season. For what it is worth, the depth featured from the top and bottom still hasn’t improved the way it would like to. Nonetheless, slowly but surely B1G football is trying to regain its old “powerful” and “daunting” image once again. Last year, Ohio State helped rally the ship back to arbor as the Buckeyes reclaimed the National Title, bringing the Big Ten its last national championship since 2002, in which Ohio State won.
From what has transpired this off-season, head coach Urban Meyer has installed another winning mantra back into Columbus this year. With nearly all of their starters returning again, many have Ohio State repeating as National Champions in 2015. Other big-name quarterbacks such as Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg and Michigan State’s Connor Cook return to not only improve their NFL draft stock, but try to play spoiler against the Buckeyes.
In a 14 team, two-division set up, the B1G appears to be the most talked about conference heading into 2015. Now the time has come to go over the teams to watch out for and where they stand this fall.