If national championships are all that matters, then a college football fan can point to the SEC as being the best conference in the country in recent years.
Alabama in particular has dominated in that regard. But, what about a conference’s depth? What if one conference has 5 of the top 12 teams in the country?
Well, that is what Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports projects for the Big Ten in 2018.
Take a look at his top 12 teams for the upcoming season:
- Ohio State
- Miami (Fla.)
- Penn State
- Michigan State
Notice a trend? There are a lot of Big Ten teams in there.
Again, if it’s all about titles, the Big Ten can’t be found in Lassan’s top 3. But from No. 4-12, you find one Big Ten team after another.
That has to mean something.