As long as Mark Dantonio, Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer are there, the B1G East figures to be arguably the best division in college football.

Excluding the games that they played against each other in 2015, they were a combined 17-1 against the rest of the B1G. And given the way their upcoming recruiting classes are filling out, that could be the norm for years to come.

So it didn’t come as much of a surprise that ESPN tabbed all three of the B1G East giants in the top 10 of its future power rankings. Nebraska was the fourth B1G team to crack the list at No. 25.

An eight-person panel of ESPN’s college football writers compiled the rankings based on five criteria. Coaching (27 percent of the formula), current talent (27 percent), recruiting (20 percent), title path (16 percent) and program foundation (10 percent) were all taken into account.

Here’s where each B1G team was ranked:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State 

  • T-1st in coaching
  • 5th in current talent
  • T-1st in recruiting
  • 5th in title path
  • 2nd in foundation
  • Overall: 95.15

3. Florida State

4. Clemson

5. Michigan

  • T-5th in coaching
  • T-11th in current talent
  • T-7th in recruiting
  • 6th in title path
  • T-4th in foundation
  • Overall: 86.61

6. LSU

7. Stanford

8. Oklahoma

9. Notre Dame

10. Michigan State

  • 3rd in coaching
  • T-20th in current talent
  • T-19th in recruiting
  • T-13th in title path
  • T-9th in foundation
  • Overall: 80.65

11. Florida

12. Georgia

13. USC

14. Tennessee

15. TCU

16. UCLA

17. Texas

18. Auburn

19. Miami (FL)

20. Ole Miss

21. Washington

22. Oregon

23. Louisville

24. Oklahoma State

25. Nebraska

  • 23rd in coaching
  • 25th in current talent
  • T-23rd in recruiting
  • 20th in title path
  • T-14th in foundation
  • Overall: 70.03

If there was any B1G surprise omission from the rankings, it was Iowa, which is coming off a 12-0 regular season with the second-longest tenured coach in the country.The Hawkeyes also have the nation’s No. 18 recruiting class, according to 247sports. And Wisconsin, which ended the year in the top 25 in 10 of the last 12 seasons, didn’t get a spot.

But Nebraska, which fell to both schools and Northwestern last year, was the only B1G West team to get the nod. Certainly there are many expecting the Huskers to bounce back from a 5-7 regular season.