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CFB: (23) Wisconsin at (4) Ohio State

Two weeks ago, a bizarre finish doomed Wisconsin to a controversial loss at Arizona State. But imagine if that had gone a different way, and both the Badgers and Buckeyes entered Saturday's game in Columbus undefeated. Not that this matchup isn't mouthwatering as is; between the nation's leading rusher (Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon) and Ohio State's potential Kenny Guiton/Braxton Miller QB situation, there are some intriguing names to go along with the rankings. So who gets a leg up in the Big Ten race?

  • Which team will win Saturday's game at Ohio State?

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  • Urban Meyer said Braxton Miller will "probably start" after an injury absence. Who should play quarterback for Ohio State on Satuday?

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  • If Braxton Miller plays, which player will be a bigger factor Saturday?

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  • Will the loser of Saturday's matchup play in a BCS bowl game?

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  • What grade would you give first-year Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson through four weeks?

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  • Which is the second-best team in the Big Ten?

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No. 2 Ohio State finished last season undefeated. Will the Buckeyes dominate for a second consecutive season? Do you expect No. 17 Michigan and No. 18 Nebraska to have better showings? What about Penn State and No. 23 Wisconsin? How will Big Ten teams stack up in 2013? Click the team logos below to set your rankings!

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2013 Big Ten football teams

Illinois

Illinois

2012 overall: 2-10
2012 Big Ten: 0-8

Indiana

Indiana

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Iowa

Iowa

2012 overall: 4-8
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Michigan

Michigan

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Big Ten: 6-2

Michigan State

Michigan State

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Big Ten: 3-5

Minnesota

Minnesota

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big Ten: 2-6

Nebraska

Nebraska

2012 overall: 10-4
2012 Big Ten: 7-1

Northwestern

Northwestern

2012 overall: 10-3
2012 Big Ten: 5-3

Ohio State

Ohio State

2012 overall: 12-0
2012 Big Ten: 8-0

Penn State

Penn State

2012 overall: 8-4
2012 Big Ten: 6-2

Purdue

Purdue

2012 overall: 6-7
2012 Big Ten: 3-5

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2012 overall: 8-6
2012 Big Ten: 4-4

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The Year of the Quarterback? Might be. But that doesn't mean the college football landscape is lacking for running backs; quite the contrary, as a number of ball carriers find themselves fighting for supremacy -- and perhaps even a spot at Heisman's grand table.

Rank 'Em: Heisman | Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers | Top 25

Rank: College football's best RBs

Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska
2012: 226 carries, 1,137 yards, 8 TDs

Dri Archer

Dri Archer

Kent State
2012: 159 carries, 1,429 yards, 16 TDs

Ka'Deem Carey

Ka'Deem Carey

Arizona
2012: 303 carries, 1,929 yards, 23 TDs

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Georgia
2012: 222 carries, 1,385 yards, 17 TDs

Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson

Miami (FL)
2012: 139 carries, 917 yards, 10 TDs

Venric Mark

Venric Mark

Northwestern
2012: 226 carries, 1,366 yards, 12 TDs

Silas Redd

Silas Redd

USC
2012: 167 carries, 905 yards, 9 TDs

Bishop Sankey

Bishop Sankey

Washington
2012: 289 carries, 1,439 yards, 16 TDs

Lache Seastrunk

Lache Seastrunk

Baylor
2012: 131 carries, 1,012 yards, 7 TDs

De'Anthony Thomas

De'Anthony Thomas

Oregon
2012: 92 carries, 701 yards, 11 TDs

James White

James White

Wisconsin
2012: 125 carries, 806 yards, 12 TDs

T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon

Alabama
2012: 175 carries, 1,108 yards, 12 TDs

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All week, ESPN has counted down its top 25 teams for the 2013 season. Now we have Nos. 1 through 5, with the two-time defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide reigning supreme -- but challenged by a number of top programs. Do you agree with our experts' rankings? Click the team logos below to submit your own!

2013 College Football Top 25

Alabama

Alabama

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 1
2012 record: 13-1

Ohio State

Ohio State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 2
2012 record: 12-0

Oregon

Oregon

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 3
2012 record: 12-1

Stanford

Stanford

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 4
2012 record: 12-2

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 6
2012 record: 11-2

Georgia

Georgia

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 5
2012 record: 12-2

South Carolina

South Carolina

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 7
2012 record: 11-2

Louisville

Louisville

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 9
2012 record: 11-2

Clemson

Clemson

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 8
2012 record: 11-2

Florida

Florida

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 10
2012 record: 11-2

Florida State

Florida State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 12
2012 record: 12-2

LSU

LSU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 13
2012 record: 10-3

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 11
2012 record: 12-1

Michigan

Michigan

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 17
2012 record: 8-5

Texas

Texas

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 15
2012 record: 9-4

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 14
2012 record: 8-5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 16
2012 record: 10-3

TCU

TCU

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 20
2012 record: 7-6

UCLA

UCLA

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 21
2012 record: 9-5

Nebraska

Nebraska

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 18
2012 record: 10-4

Boise State

Boise State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 19
2012 record: 11-2

N'western

N'western

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 22
2012 record: 10-3

Oregon State

Oregon State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 25
2012 record: 9-4

USC

USC

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 24
2012 record: 7-6

Baylor

Baylor

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 8-5

Kansas State

Kansas State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 11-2

Miami (FL)

Miami (FL)

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Coaches' poll preseason rank: Not ranked
2012 record: 7-6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Coaches' poll preseason rank: 23
2012 record: 8-6

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Big Ten football preview

Ohio State finished the 2012 season undefeated but was ineligible for the postseason because of prior violations. That won't be the case this year, as Urban Meyer's squad is prepared to make a run at the national championship. The Big Ten is full of teams that could surprise Ohio State, but can any of them stop the resurgent Buckeyes?

Which team will win the Big Ten title this season?

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  • Will any Big Ten team contend for the 2013 national title?

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  • Which of these Big Ten players will have the best season?

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  • Who is the best coach in the Big Ten?

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  • Should the NCAA modify or reduce its penalties against Penn State?

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