Spring is in the books.

Say goodbye to light-contact exhibition games. The next time players that take the field will be far more meaningful, so naturally, the projections are already flowing.

On Monday, Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel tabbed four B1G teams in his way-too-early top 25. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach followed suit. He tabbed the four expected B1G teams — Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State — in his post-spring top 25, two of which were in the top 10.

Much to the delights of Michigan fans, Schlabach was even higher on the Wolverines. He tabbed them higher than any B1G team, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering they return 14 starters.

Schlabach still had Ohio State, which only returns six starters, in his top 10, as well. The Buckeyes’ Week 3 opponent, Oklahoma, came in at No. 5.

Michigan State’s Week 3 opponent, Notre Dame, also cracked Schlabach’s top 10. There were six B1G non-conference opponents in his top 25.

Here’s what Schlabach’s way-too-early top 25 looked like:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Michigan
  4. Florida State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. LSU
  7. Baylor
  8. Stanford
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Ohio State
  11. Tennessee
  12. USC
  13. Georgia
  14. Ole Miss
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Michigan State
  17. Washington
  18. Houston
  19. UNC
  20. Oregon
  21. Texas A&M
  22. UCLA
  23. Iowa
  24. Miami (FL)
  25. Louisville