The 2016 college football season is coming up very soon as the season opener is one week away from starting. In college football, one of the most significant conferences is the Big Ten. This conference usually has a number of top contenting teams in the nation and is also one of the more competitive as well. There are a number of very good teams in this conference that will not only compete for conference supremacy but also for a national championship. Teams such as Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin are among the best teams in the conference and the entire nation. Therefore, the Big Ten conference looks to be very interesting to watch this season.
In the Big Ten, Ohio State is usually among the very best in the conference each year and will likely be a force to be reckoned with in 2016. They are the preseason favorites and are highly ranked according to experts. During the 2016 season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are likely to be the best team and should make a run at the Big Ten title. Another team that is among the very best in the conference is Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans are coming off a very good season and will likely challenge Ohio State for conference supremacy during the season. As well as Ohio State and Michigan State, the Michigan Wolverines are another team that should be a serious contender in 2016 as they are led by one of the best coaches in the entire sport.
There are a few other teams that should be quite competitive as well. These teams include the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Penn State will likely be a factor in the conference and look to win 8 or 9 games during the season. Nebraska will be another good solid team that will also likely win at least 8 games this season. Lastly there is Wisconsin who is coming off an impressive 10-3 season from one year ago. They will likely compete for conference supremacy but with a tough schedule it may be difficult to repeat last season’s success. However the Badgers will also be in good position to win 8 to 10 games this season, compete for a conference title and make a bowl game appearance.
The Big Ten conference will have some teams that are in the middle of the pack. These teams include Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Northwestern. Despite being teams that will likely win anywhere from 5 to 7 games this season, they will likely be spoilers for some of the higher ranked teams the conference. Along with the teams in the middle of the pack, the Big Ten will feature some mediocre teams this season as well. In the Big Ten, teams such as Rutgers, Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue will be among the worst in the conference and will likely win 4-6 games all season.
During the season teams such as Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State will likely be among the very top teams in the entire nation. They will also compete for the conference title as well as a national title. These teams are among the best in college football and will continue to establish themselves as elite programs. Other teams such as Penn State, Nebraska and Wisconsin will be among the top ranked teams in the nation and will also compete for the conference title. However, these teams will likely just qualify for a bowl game appearance.
In 2016, there will be six elite teams in the Big Ten conference that will be highly competitive. These teams are Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Penn State. During the season they will win the most games and make a run at a championship. However, the Big Ten championship will likely feature Ohio State and Michigan State squaring off. In the end, Ohio State will emerge victorious and claim yet another conference title. Ohio State will likely be among the top 5 teams in the country and will have a good shot at winning a national championship. In all, the Big Ten conference looks to be very competitive and will likely feature at least four of the top 25 teams in the country.
Football isn’t the only sport in town though. Basketball season is starting soon. If you want to get ready for that take a look at Inside the Hall’s Big Ten basketball predictions for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Their focus is on the non-conference season so you can figure out which teams are going to exceed expectations and which won’t.