It’s early, but there appears to be a consensus: The B1G will have four teams that start the season in the top 25.

Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel agreed with that notion in his preseason top 25. Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State were all in the early poll.

Like other preseason polls, Mandel didn’t have the B1G’s reigning division champions leading the way. Instead, he had Michigan and Ohio State ranked highest among B1G teams. Both teams are coming off of convincing bowl victories and could be preseason top-10 teams.

Iowa and Michigan State, on the other hand, were both routed in their New Year’s Six bowl games.

Here’s what Mandel wrote about each B1G team in his top 25:

5. Michigan — “Jim Harbaugh’s second team seemingly fits the mold for his preferred style of play, with a veteran offensive line, proven running backs like De’Veon Smith and an All-America caliber tight end, Jake Butt. Much will depend on the progress of his new quarterback, either Wilton Speight or John O’Korn. DT Chris Wormley, LB/DB Jabrill Peppers and CB Jourdan Lewis lead a promising defense.”

9. Ohio State — “The new-look Buckeyes showed off a lot of speed across the board in their spring game. QB J.T. Barrett adds a couple of new weapons in redshirt freshman RB Mike Weber and QB-turned-WR Torrance Gibson. S Malik Hooker and LB Chris Worley look like playmakers, while Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard are formidable pass-rushers. Ohio State may experience growing pains early before turning it on late.”

15. Michigan State — “Mark Dantonio’s program has reached the point where it should not slip drastically. Fifth-year senior Tyler O’Connor faces a challenge replacing Connor Cook but has a strong backfield led by LJ Scott. A new go-to receiver needs to step up for departed Aaron Burbridge. DT Malik McDowell is a future first-rounder, and Dantonio has talked up DE Demetrius Cooper. The secondary should be better.”

24. Iowa — “This may seem like a steep drop for a team that went 12-2 last season, but power ratings suggest was closer to 25th than fifth last season. C.J. Beathard will enter fall as one of the Big Ten’s top quarterbacks, and RBs LeShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley return as well. All-American CB Desmond King put off the NFL, and underrated LB Josey Jewell leads a potentially strong rushing defense.”