We're one day closer to 2017, and today BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is counting down the 10 best storylines, in no particular order, of the 2016 Big Ten football season.
For the first time this season, there's a new No. 1 team in Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. It's 10-2 Wisconsin, and it replaces Indiana in the No. 1 spot. See Crispin's full list inside.
Michigan and Ohio State took the top spots on the 2016 college football attendance list, while two other Big Ten programs saw some of the largest increases in the country.
Lovie Smith's latest recruit announced his commitment to Illinois in creative fashion.
The debut for Lovie Smith was bumpy, as expected. It’s a work in progress in Champaign, as the program still lacks talent. Get Tom Dienhart's 2016 season recap for Illinois inside.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten offensive team and award winners Wednesday night, and it was the Saquon Barkley show. The Penn State running back reeled in two individual awards and was a first-team selection by the coaches and media.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten defense award winners and teams Tuesday night. Jabrill Peppers won a trio of awards, including Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.
Ohio State redshirt freshman Mike Weber leads the way on the 2016 BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Weber has run for 1,072 yards, averaging 89.3 yards per game which ranks fifth in the Big Ten to earn BTN.com Freshman of the Year honors.
Ohio State remains No. 1 in BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's final Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. There's a new No. 2 team, though, and it's Big Ten West champ Wisconsin.
The final weekend is in the books. And Ohio State showed it is the Big Ten’s best team. But the Buckeyes won’t even be in the Big Ten title game. This day also saw Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana become bowl eligible and Penn State wrap up the East.