It is finally over, the long Saturdays will be filled with Big Ten football once again.
The Big Ten kicks off next Saturday with every team starting their trek to the top of the conference. But, realistically, not every team has a chance to make it to the top. There are some good teams and some really bad teams.
Who will manage to emerge as the best of the best in the Big Ten, though?
Here are the Big Ten football standings predictions for the 2023 season
Big Ten – East
No. 7 Indiana Hoosiers (2-10 overall, 0-9 B1G)
I have the Indiana Hoosiers as not only one of the worst teams in the Big Ten, but I have them as one of the worst teams in all of college football.
Indiana will finish the season a 2-10 overall and fail to win a Big Ten game, bringing their conference record to 0-9 in 2023. The only wins Indiana will tally this season will be against in-state foes the Indiana State Sycamores and the Akron Zips.
Indiana has been a pretty bad team the last two seasons. They have a combined record of 6-18, and they haven’t done much to improve the roster.
The Hoosiers are going to be relying on Trayce Jackson-Davis’ brother, Tayven Jackson, to lead the offense. He transferred in from Tennessee with just four pass attempts under his belt.
Last season, Indiana had one of the worst defenses in the country as well. They gave up 35.0 points per game, which ranked No. 118 out of 131 DI programs.
Indiana’s schedule looks pretty daunting as well. They start off with No. 3 Ohio State and end up playing four top 20 programs this season. They also have road games against Maryland, Illinois, and Purdue, which should all be decent teams in 2023. I just don’t see Indiana being even average. I think this could be the final year for Tom Allen.