Jul 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini speaks during the Big Ten media day at the Chicago Hilton. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Football 2014 Predictions: Where Do The Huskers Fall?

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With actual college football kickoffs mere weeks away and Big Ten media days even closer, it’s time to put the conference under the microscope again. Who will stand above 13 other teams and where will the Huskers be after the dust settles?

To answer those questions, I turned to my stalwart crew of Husker Corner writers.

I asked them to rank the divisions knowing that weight would be given just like any college football poll. For example, the team at the top of the Big Ten West gets seven points, the second gets six and so on.

Finally, I requested the title game matchup and who will ultimately hold the Stagg Championship Trophy high in Indianapolis. Let’s have a look at the tallied results.

Big Ten West
Points (First Place Votes in Parenthesis)
Big Ten East
Points (First Place Votes in Parenthesis)
Wisconsin27 (3)Ohio State26 (3)
Nebraska25 (1)Michigan State25 (1)
Iowa20Penn State18
Minnesota13Michigan 17
Northwestern13Maryland12
Illinois9Indiana8
Purdue4Rutgers5

Not a bad year for the Badgers according to the poll. Since we’re into transparency here (and so you can make fun of us individually or as a group, we really don’t care), here are the individual ballots:

Brandon Cavanaugh:

Big Ten West Predicted Finish
Big Ten East Predicted Finish
WisconsinMichigan State
NebraskaOhio State
IowaPenn State
NorthwesternMichigan
MinnesotaIndiana
IllinoisMaryland
PurdueRutgers

Big Ten Championship Winner: Michigan State

Andrew Bienka:

Big Ten West Predicted Finish
Big Ten East Predicted Finish
NebraskaOhio State
WisconsinMichigan State
IowaMichigan
MinnesotaMaryland
IllinoisPenn State
NorthwesternRutgers
PurdueIndiana

Big Ten Championship Winner: Ohio State

Mike Snow:

Big Ten West Predicted Finish
Big Ten East Predicted Finish
WisconsinOhio State
NebraskaMichigan State
IowaPenn State
NorthwesternMichigan
MinnesotaMaryland
IllinoisIndiana
PurdueRutgers

Big Ten Championship Winner: Ohio State

James Stevenson:

Big Ten West Predicted Finish
Big Ten East Predicted Finish
WisconsinOhio State
NebraskaMichigan State
IowaPenn State
MinnesotaMichigan
NorthwesternMaryland
IllinoisIndiana
PurdueRutgers

Big Ten Championship Winner: Ohio State

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