Joel Klatt released his picks for the best conferences in college football recently. He further explained why he had the B1G at No. 2 behind the SEC.

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Klatt explained that putting the SEC and B1G at one and two was an easy choice. However, It didn’t have to do with the new media rights deals. For the B1G, it came down to the top teams in the conference in Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State.

“Number two on my list is the B1G,” said Klatt. “I think this is also pretty clear. It’s not just because they’re each gonna get a buttload of money it their next rights deal. It’s also because they’re really good at the top end. They’ve got three really good top end level teams. By the way, they all rest in the B1G East.”

The end of the season will decide if his pick was the right one. The B1G will have to prove itself in Klatt’s eyes.