Stewart Mandel mentions Illinois, Michigan State, and Iowa as 3 possible contenders for the Big 10 title. He also states that 2 possible "wild cards" could be Michigan and Northwesern.
I tend to agree with him about Illinois, but Im expect less from MSU abd Iowa. They both lose their workhouses eho, lets face it, were the offence last year. I dont see how they are going to contend for the title even with OSu and PSU losing several starters.