College football season is fewer than two weeks away, and that means preseason polls, press conferences and predictions.
The following did not predict a winner of the Big Ten Conference Game—because that is almost impossible given what could happen over the course of the next three months—but it did predict division champions. One comes as no surprise, while some might find the other a bit of a stretch.
The "swing games" concerned the games that would make the difference in a team's best- and worst-case scenarios. These are potentially winnable or losable games, and these are the games—as opposed to major upsets—where the better coaches have to shine.