Well... the 2012 season is over. What a ride it was. Ohio State went undefeated, Illinois, um, did not, and the Big Ten became arguably the most hipster-friendly of all the athletic conferences, in that it took a heavy sense of irony to enjoy the entire body of work.
That's all in the past, and we're kicking off the march to the 2013 season opener by releasing our very first Big Ten Power Rankings of the season. These are subject to immense change between now and August 31, of course, and there's no telling at this point who's going to be rocketing up or down these rankings in the coming eight months.
Oh no, it's really going to be eight months. Oh no.
We can get through this, folks. Let's do it together.