Three Big Ten teams land on Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25
The Buckeyes, who also topped the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, beat out Auburn for the top spot in the poll, released Wednesday. TCU, Notre Dame and Alabama round out the top 5.
Michigan State lands at No. 7, and Wisconsin at No. 24 to account for the publication’s ranked Big Ten teams.
Here’s what SI has to say about the Big Ten teams:
The nation’s knottiest quarterback competition gained some clarity on July 23, when senior Braxton Miller revealed he’s moving to H-back—a hybrid receiver position.
Michigan State is a team with top-shelf players and top-end consistency worthy of championship expectations.
Expect Paul Chryst to stick with Wisconsin’s run-oriented offensive identity. The Badgers lost record-breaking tailback Melvin Gordon to the NFL, but junior Corey Clement is primed for a breakout.