College football guru Phil Steele recently released his annual preseason magazine ahead of the 2018 season, and this week, he named his top-25 teams.
Unsurprisingly, defending-champion Alabama holds down the No. 1 spot, with rival Clemson holding the No. 2 spot.
As you can see below, five Big Ten squads made the cut, with two of those teams among the six-best teams in the entire nation (via College Football Talk):
- No. 3 — Ohio State
- No. 6 — Wisconsin
- No. 11 — Michigan
- No. 12 — Penn State
- No. 13 — Michigan State
These rankings seem to reflect what many analysts think of the Big Ten, in that it is a very top-heavy league for 2018.
Check out the rest of Steele’s top-25 list here.