The long wait is finally over. College football is upon us once again.
Saturday night brings the opening kick of the season as No. 8 Florida faces Miami.
The rivalry revival should provide a thrilling start to the season, but may not even be the best game of the opening week of the season.
With a fair bit of roster turnover on offense, it perhaps is no surprise that the Nittany Lions came in at No. 15 in the preseason AP Poll. Then again, it may be fair to abandon our obsession with polls, especially those that are release before a down has been played.
But since there’s not much else going on, to the polls we go.
Two-time reigning champions No. 5 Ohio State lead the seven Big Ten schools in the top 25. The Buckeyes face their share of question marks entering the season, however, not the least of which is how Ryan Day will fare taking over for Urban Meyer.
Michigan follows Ohio State at No. 7, but this may be the best shot the Wolverines have at defeating the Buckeyes for the first time since 2011.
No. 18 Michigan State, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 20 Iowa, and No. 24 Nebraska fill out the list as the Big Ten features the most top-25 programs of any conference in what is sure to be another strong season for the Big Ten.