The Big Ten won’t factor into the national championship hunt or Heisman Trophy race, according to a 10-person panel of ESPN writers.
But they do like Ohio State, by a count of 8-2 over Michigan, to win the conference. Four voters have Ohio State in the College Football Playoff and two have Michigan, but none have either winning it all.
Clemson was the most popular national title pick with six votes. Alabama got three and Florida State got one. Tigers QB DeShaun Watson got seven Heisman votes with Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey getting two and LSU’s Leonard Fournette getting one.