Spring practice has run its course, and now we’re looking the infamous “dead period” of college football straight in its eye. From here until the latter parts of July, the only thing we can talk about are the “what-ifs” of this upcoming season, with of course the dreaded (and inevitable) list of transfers and run-ins with the law.
You know what that means? Yeah, you do: more preseason rankings. They’re coming in hot, and I’ve already participated quite a bit—judge me as you will.
With several conferences already taken care of, I’m switching my attention over to the Big Ten, which is riding a ton of momentum after an impressive bowl season. The perception of the conference as a laughing stock of the Power Five has begun to change form, and with another strong performance in 2015, can be completely eliminated.
From here, I’ll be going through the rest of the conferences to determine the early favorite for the 2015 season, using my post-spring Top 25 rankings as a guide.
Let’s get to it; here are my post-spring Big Ten East division rankings. (You can check out my East rankings here.)