staff, staff, June 4, 2015

The college football season is still a good three months away, but that isn't stopping publications from releasing their 2015 previews.

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Athlon Spots posted its 2015 Big Ten Predictions on Thursday.

See some of Athlon's predictions below:

Big Ten East
1. Ohio State 8-0
2. Michigan State 6-2
3. Penn State 4-4
4. Michigan 4-4
5. Maryland 3-5
6. Indiana 2-6
7. Rutgers 1-7

Note: In picking Ohio State to go 8-0, Athlon predicts a fourth straight perfect Big Ten campaign for the Buckeyes and Urban Meyer.

Big Ten West
1. Wisconsin 6-2
2. Nebraska 5-3
3. Minnesota 5-3
4. Iowa 4-4
5. Northwestern 4-4
6. Illinois 3-5
7. Purdue 1-7

Note: If Wisconsin finishes atop the Big Ten West, it will mark its fourth Big Ten title game appearance in the event's five seasons.

Big Ten title game: Ohio State over Wisconsin

Other items of interest:

  • Four of the five contributors pick Urban Meyer as Coach of the Year, an honor no Ohio State coach has won since Earle Bruce in 1979.
  • Ohio State defensive players sweep Defensive POY (Joey Bosa, 4; Darron Lee 1)
  • Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin took four of the five votes for Top Coordinator Hire.
  • Four of the five contributors pick Michigan's Jabrill Peppers as Top Freshman.
  • Ohio State is involved in every contributor's Must-See Game.
  • Every contributor has a different pick for Breakout Player.
  • Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld is the popular pick for Comeback Player.

See Athlon's full Big Ten preview.