With the 2017 college football season ending late Monday night, in dramatic fashion, to boot, it's time to take a look at the annual way-too-early top 25 polls. Several of them are out, and reigning Big Ten champ Ohio State and reigning Big Ten West champ Wisconsin pace the Big Ten.
The final AP poll was released Tuesday morning, hours after Alabama rallied and outlasted SEC rival Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship Game. No. 5 Ohio State leads five Big Ten teams in the season-ending poll.
Yesterday, Tom Dienhart took an early sneak peek at how the Big Ten East could shape up in 2018. Here is an early, early, early look at the 2018 Big Ten West.
When the Big Ten ditched the Legends and Leaders divisions that was based on competitive balance and went to a geographic East-West split in 2014, many felt the power went to the East with the presence of traditional powers Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. And, that has played out on the field.
With another bowl season behind us - a highly successful one, at that - we decided to pick BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's brain about the conference's 7-1 performance. Get our full Q&A inside.
The Big Ten posted a glistening 7-1 mark in bowls. Only an Outback Bowl loss by Michigan on New Year’s Day kept the league from going 8-0. Bottom line: There was a lot to enjoy. Here is the Best of the Big Ten Bowl Season.
The Big Ten just wrapped up a highly successful 2017-18 bowl season, starting 7-0 before losing its final game. As we've done all season, we had BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans pick their Big Ten winners.
After a slow start, the Badgers took control in the second quarter, forged a 24-14 halftime lead and never looked back behind the play of a strong defense and balanced offense to win the Orange Bowl, 34-24,.
No. 10 Miami made a run at the CFP with the help of its ball-hawking defense and turnover margin. No. 6 Wisconsin chased a playoff spot until a loss in the Big Ten title game, posting an 12-1 record despite a quarterback whose 15 interceptions were among the highest total in the country.
It was an historic season in Madison, as the Badgers posted a 12-0 mark in the regular season. The only other time Wisconsin completed a conference season without a loss was in 1912, when there were only five contests on the schedule.