Outside of the SEC, there isn’t a conference annually that puts more players in the National Football League than the Big 10.
For over the last decade we’ve seen the Big 10 more times than not play second fiddle to the SEC on and off the field, but times are changing.
Since Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus, Ohio – the Buckeyes have repositioned themselves as a major player in college football winning the National Title in 2014, the first College Football Playoff, and have been in the conversation every year since. Don’t expect that to change this year as the Buckeyes look poised to again be one of the elite programs in college football.
Jim Harbaugh is doing what many felt he would do at Michigan and that’s win. Harbaugh has recruited at a high level and has the tools to make the Wolverines a major player in 2017.
James Franklin has given the Penn State program a rebirth of sorts and this year, has one of the top backfields in in the country and should have a say in the BIG 10 race.
Michigan State looks to return true to form in 2017 after a down year in 2016 and Northwestern should have a nice club this fall.
Four Big 10 quarterbacks fall in the elite category in the Hour Glass and Five head coaches are above the fray when talking about the top coaches in the country.
Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State have established themselves as the biggest recruiting machines in this conference, but don’t count out programs like Nebraska, Wisconsin and Maryland who are all recruiting at above average rates than before.
Forever called a three down and a cloud of dust league, the Big 10 has evolved quickly and should be a fun league in 2017 and have a major say in the National Championship Picture.