With approximately 50 days separating us from the kickoff of the Big Ten football season, schedule projections and matchup analysis are starting to appear across the college football landscape.
The latest came from the 247Sports’ Big Ten panel, as they predicted the final standings in each Big Ten division and cast votes for player and coach of the year.
Unsurprisingly, Wisconsin is yet again favored to finish near the top of the Big Ten West. In the eyes of 247Sports, they are actually the favorite to win the West and return to the Big Ten Championship Game
Their standings projection is as follows: Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Nebraska, Purdue and Illinois.
Though Ohio State was their clear Big Ten Champion, a Big Ten Championship matchup with the Buckeyes is all Badger fans can ask for heading into 2021. What happens in that game, then, is anyone’s guess.
A few more Badger-related things to note from the article is Graham Mertz fell No. 6 in their Big Ten Player of the Year prediction and Paul Chryst fell No. 2 behind Ryan Day for Coach of the Year.