"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
Football: Yet more preseason Rank-ery
I missed this when it was posted a few days ago, but here's Dennis Dodd's top 25. Now, Dodd's one of those sportswriters who thinks snarkiness is a good substitute for intelligence, but I present it to you as an example of the high expectations being placed on the Big Ten next year. Dodd has Iowa #2, OSU #6, Michigan #9, and Purdue #17. He also includes Minnesota and Wisconsin in his "ten others to watch" category.
Iowa's emergence as a third Big Ten power seems to have completely shifted public perception of the conference. If OSU beats Texas watch the annoying Big Ten Hype punditry to take off. (As a side note, as much as I loathe OSU, it takes stones to schedule Texas OOC.)