Big Ten football was nearly unwatchable last season. There was barely any consistency from anybody, and the couple teams that actually did show promise were banned from participating in a bowl game. The conference had seen better days than the ones that helped make up a lousy 2012 season.
Teams such as Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin did not live up to expectations. While Penn State and Ohio State actually showed signs of life, both were dealing with NCAA sanctions that prevented anything further than the regular season. You didn't even get the feeling that Nebraska, a team that had won 10 games, was actually one of the best teams in college football and could compete with anybody.
The good news is that next year wipes the slate clean, and everybody will have a chance to make up for the big disappointment.
There is a lot of potential in the Big Ten, and here are five teams that will be even better in 2013.