With the first round of BCS Rankings under our belt, the talk will inevitably turn to which teams stand the best chance of reaching a coveted BCS bowl or title game. But before there's any talk of booking a trip to Pasadena (or Miami, New Orleans or Glendale, for that matter), the teams in the Big Ten should still be focused on a trip to Indianapolis with laser-like intensity. The road to the BCS travels through the Big Ten Championship Game in Indy, and it's probably time for an updated round of conference title odds for each of the contenders.
There's still a long way to go in the Big Ten season, but with the first few weeks of conference play under our belts, we're getting a better idea of where each program stands in 2013. Ohio State, still unbeaten and a continued presence in the B/R Top 25 Poll, obviously remains the favorite. But with less-than-dominating performances, are the Buckeyes still the lock many thought they were? What about the preseason Legends Division favorite, Michigan? Can the Wolverines overcome an early upset loss at Penn State?
All that and more will be broken down in our updated odds for every Big Ten title contender on the heels of Week 8.