Five B1G teams make Fox Sports’ post-spring top 25

It’s the first week of May, but all signs point to four B1G teams starting the season ranked in the top 25.

Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin — barring a significant injury — all appear to be those teams.

Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel threw another B1G team into the mix. He put Nebraska at No. 23 in his post-spring top 25, which gave the B1G a total of five teams.

Why Nebraska? Mandel wrote that Nebraska “should be in capable hands” with Tanner Lee as the starter, and that Stanley Morgan Jr. and De’Mornay Pierson-El  will provide two steady targets.

As for the rest of the B1G, there were no real stunners. Mandel had Ohio State at No. 2 behind Alabama, Penn State at No. 4, Wisconsin at No. 13 and Michigan at No. 16.

Here’s what his top 25 looked like:

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. USC
  4. Penn State
  5. Clemson
  6. Washington
  7. Florida State
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Auburn
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Stanford
  12. Georgia
  13. Wisconsin
  14. Kansas State
  15. West Virginia
  16. Michigan
  17. Florida
  18. Louisville
  19. Miami (FL)
  20. LSU
  21. Washington State
  22. USF
  23. Nebraska
  24. NC State
  25. Mississippi State

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