With the start of the college football season (hopefully) approaching quickly, preseason projections are beginning to surface.

Each summer, college football expert Phil Steele reveals his conference predictions for the upcoming season. That includes projecting the order of finish for every conference in the sport.

Steele took on the challenge predicting the order of finish in the B1G for the 2020 season, though the schedule will look a little different that previously expected. With the league cancelling all nonconference contests, it could lead to a little different outcome than anticipated.

Still, Steele is expecting the usual suspects to meet in Indianapolis for the B1G Championship Game at the end of the season. He has Ohio State continuing its reign in the B1G East, and Wisconsin still sitting atop the B1G West.

Below is how Steele projects the order of finish for each division in the B1G in 2020. You can order his preseason magazine online at PhilSteele.com

B1G East

  1.  Ohio State Buckeyes
  2. Penn State Nittany Lions
  3. Michigan Wolverines
  4. Indiana Hoosiers
  5. Maryland Terrapins
  6. Michigan State Spartans
  7. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

B1G West

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota (T-3)
  4. Northwestern (T-3)
  5. Nebraska
  6. Illinois (T-7)
  7. Purdue (T-7)