ESPN Ranks Ohio State As Tops In The Big Ten In Early 2018 Power Rankings

ESPN Ranks Ohio State As Tops In The Big Ten In Early 2018 Power Rankings

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ESPN Ranks Ohio State As Tops In The Big Ten In Early 2018 Power Rankings


ESPN released its first power rankings and has Ohio State at the top.


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ESPN Ranks Ohio State As Tops In The Big Ten In Early 2018 Power Rankings

To whom much is given, much is expected.

The list of preseason expectations for the 2018 version of YOUR Ohio State team keeps going through the roof — but what else is new in Columbus? It seems to be that way every year.

Earlier, ESPN released its early preseason top ten rankings and had the Buckeyes at No. 3 in the country. Well, not to be outdone, the media giant also recently released its first Big Ten Power Rankings of the season (well, technically preseason), and it has that familiar Scarlet and Gray hue on the top of the heap again.

The complete list looks like this, though it differs a bit from ours we did just prior to the spring:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Penn State
  4. Michigan State
  5. Michigan
  6. Northwestern
  7. Iowa
  8. Nebraska
  9. Purdue
  10. Indiana
  11. Minnesota
  12. Maryland
  13. Rutgers
  14. Illionois

Expectations were tempered a bit in the media after last season with the understanding that J.T. Barrett was off to other adventures, but as the season gets closer, all the media-types seem to be jumping on the OSU bandwagon and jumping off the Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan hype train.

We’ve already seen Athlon and Lindy’s rank Ohio State as the best Big Ten team and in the College Football Playoff, and many other media outlets are doing the same.

We’ll continue to keep a watch out for Sports Illustrated and others, but for now, everyone is loving the Buckeyes’ chances of winning the Big Ten again. It won’t be easy though in the best division and league in all of college football.

 

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