Stewart Mandell of Sports Illustrated released his Big 10 Preview.
In short, he predicts Michigan winning the Legends division and Ohio State as Big 10 Champ, defeating the Wolverines in the championship game. Mandell projects a conference record of 8-2 and an overall record of 10-2 for both Nebraska and Michigan. A head-to-head win by Michigan, avenging last year’s 23-9 loss, puts Michigan in the championship game.
Given the relatively soft nature of this year’s schedule, would you find a 10-2 record and missing out on the Big 10 Championship game a success or failure?