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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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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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Ohio State finished last season as the lone undefeated team in the final AP Top 25 rankings, and while Michigan and Nebraska weren't perfect, they still ended the season as ranked teams. Will the Buckeyes dominate the competition for a second consecutive season? Do you expect the Wolverines and Cornhuskers to have a better showing? What about perennial powers Penn State and Wisconsin? How will Ben Ten teams stack up in 2013? Click the team logos below to set your rankings!

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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Big Ten

Nebraska and Wisconsin will enter the 2012 season as the favorites to win their respective divisions, but Michigan State and Ohio State will do their best to see that doesn't happen. Which team will play its way to a Big Ten championship? Click on the team logos to set your rankings!

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New-Look Big Ten football teams

Illinois

Illinois

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 Big Ten: 2-6

Indiana

Indiana

2011 overall: 1-11
2011 Big Ten: 0-8

Iowa

Iowa

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 Big Ten: 4-4

Michigan

Michigan

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 Big Ten: 6-2

Michigan State

Michigan State

2011 overall: 11-3
2011 Big Ten: 7-1

Minnesota

Minnesota

2011 overall: 3-9
2011 Big Ten: 2-6

Nebraska

Nebraska

2011 overall: 9-4
2011 Big Ten: 5-3

Northwestern

Northwestern

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 Big Ten: 3-5

Ohio State

Ohio State

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 Big Ten: 3-5

Penn State

Penn State

2011 overall: 9-4
2011 Big Ten: 6-2

Purdue

Purdue

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 Big Ten: 4-4

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

2011 overall: 11-3
2011 Big Ten: 6-2

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The Big Ten has settled a lot of issues when it comes to the league's future. It will have a new team when Nebraska joins next season. It will have a championship game, perhaps as early as next season to welcome the Cornhuskers. (If you want SportsNation's advice on the site, almost nothing would be cooler than Lambeau Field.) The conference is even close to figuring out schedules, with commissioner Jim Delaney hinting at nine conference games.

One thing conspicuously missing from the grand plan? What do we call it?

Some cute design work with the logo -- some people see an "11" between the words, while others see a rabbit -- kept things in check when the league had 11 teams, but a 12-team league can't be called the Big Ten, right? The Pac-10 solved the dilemma the easy way, but unless the Big Ten and Big 12 simply trade names, it's a little trickier for them.

What do you think it should be called?

Chris (DC)

If you're Jim Delany, where are you going to host the championship game?

Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg
Adam Rittenberg

Chris, I'd look at the SEC's model and see if there's once facility that makes the most sense. If not, I'd certainly be open to a rotation. Big Ten fans will travel to this game, and moving it between places like Indy, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland wouldn't be too tough logistically. I'd also consider the Green Bay option, although I'd have a long list of questions to ask the Packers before going through with it. Full transcript

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